The greatest weekend in the history of 2011 ends the only way it possibly could: with another big-time football addition.
Multiple media outlets are reporting that Brandon Golson, a former four-star linebacker from the class of 2010 who had originally signed with South Carolina last February, will enroll at U of L. Golson was denied admission at USC, and was choosing between Louisville and Miami. He spent this past season at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia.
Characterized as a "blazing fast and agile pass rusher," Golson recorded an incredible 113 tackles, 30 sacks and four forced fumbles his senior season at Calhoun County (S.C.) and was named the state's Defensive Player of the Year. Even more remarkable is the fact that Golson did not begin playing high school football until his junior season.
Calhoun County head coach Walt Wilson has said that Louisville has indicated Golson will be admitted and will qualify to play in 2011.
Golson played defensive end in high school, but Wilson says he should have little trouble adjusting to linebacker at the next level.
"We did 7-on-7s and we lined him up and he can play safety," Wilson said. "He can play receiver. He runs good routes. The kid is just a total athlete. When he touches the ball good things happen on both sides the ball and on special teams. He's just a great athlete"
As a returner during his senior year, Golson had kickoff returns of 85 and 95 yards for touchdowns and a punt return of 65 yards for a touchdown.
Yeah, I think we can find a place for him.