Cincinnati Sycamore running back Bud Golden is not as well known as some of the other top prospects in the in the Class of 2009, but he is a good one. Golden is as talented as any running back in the state of Ohio and has several scholarship offers on the table. Recruiting Analyst Bill Kurelic has more on Golden.
Many who follow high school football in southwestern Ohio rave about Cincinnati Sycamore running back Bud Golden. And for good reason. Golden is as talented as any running back in the Buckeye State.
The 6-foot-0 and 190-pound Golden, who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds, rushed for 800 yards and 10 touchdowns during his sophomore season. He gained over 1200 yards and scored 15 times this past season.
Golden is elusive and can run by potential tacklers. He is also strong enough to run over them. Golden also runs track and has a 2.5 GPA.
“I have four (scholarship) offers now,” Golden said. “Illinois offered me. Bowling Green offered too. Illinois offered last week. I was kind of surprised about it.”
Golden already had offers from Indiana and Cincinnati.
“Those were my first two offers,” he said.
In addition, Golden is receiving mail from Boston College, Purdue, Maryland, Vanderbilt and Ohio State among others.
“One of Ohio State's recruiting coaches came down to school and talked to my coach,” Golden said. “I ran into him. I might go up there for a visit pretty soon, but I'm not sure when.”
Being from the Buckeye State, it's no surprise Golden is familiar with Ohio State football.
“I watch them on T.V.,” he said. “I like their program. I like their style and what's going on there. I like the coaches. I grew up rooting for Ohio State.”
Golden said he is in no hurry to pick a college.
Check Golden out on film from our friends at ScoutingOhio.com: