September 14, 2011

Goldsmith close to CMU offer

Detroit Cass Tech defensive tackle Darryl Goldsmith is on a team loaded with FBS talent. The Cass Tech senior recently decommitted from Western Michigan, thus reopening his recruitment, but he could be on the verge of making a final decision regarding his college choice this weekend.

"I decommitted from Western Michigan after that I talked to my dad and he said I committed at the wrong time, so it was just a timing issue. I committed about two weeks before our first football game, during two-a-days, but I didn't tell the media until I tweeted after we got blown out by Harrison."

With his decision now hanging in the balance, Goldsmith will continue to evaluate the schools that have offered him thus far. He has offers from most of the schools in the MAC. He received most of those during his junior year.

"I have offers from most of MAC. I don't have an offer from Central Michigan, Ohio and one other school. I am just looking for tradition and a place I can see myself going where I have my parents' approval."

While Central Michigan has not offered the 6-foot-1, 315-pound Cass Tech prospect yet, they are still highly interested in Goldsmith.

"I have always liked Central Michigan. They were one of my top schools, but they just haven't offered yet. I have been getting a lot of interest from them. I have talked to Coach Enos and he just wants to evaluate me a little more. I actually do expect an offer from them. They were really close to doing it last season, when I started to receive most of my MAC offers. They came to the school to see me and they asked my school for my transcripts. I expect an offer pretty soon."

As Goldsmith continues to search for the right school, he will display his talents during his high school season, while continuing to work on his weight and his hands to try to improve his stock.

"I would say that my main strength is that I am just plain strong. As for my weaknesses, I am always trying to improve on my hands, my stance and my quickness. I'm trying to improve on my weight too. I have already lost around 20 pounds since we started camp. I am trying to lose about 10-15 more so that I can be at the weight where I feel the most comfortable."

Goldsmith will use those strengths to help his team reach their goals. His biggest personal goal this year is to break the all-time tackle record at Cass Tech, which is 222 tackles for a career. He is currently at 197 for his career and he has 29 so far this season.

"We're doing well. We bounced back after our first loss and have blown out our last two opponents. I'm one of leading tacklers on the team. Actually, I am trying to track down the all-time tackle record and I am very close to it."

Goldsmith is visiting Western Michigan this weekend for the Central vs. Western rivalry game. He could be making a decision about his commitment this weekend at that game.

"My top schools are Western Michigan, Ball State, Eastern Michigan, Cincinnati and possibly Illinois. I will decide when I am comfortable and am ready to make a decision. But I might make my decision at the Western Michigan versus Central Michigan game this weekend."

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