4-star wideout Matthew Golden set to make two visits this weekend

4-star wideout Matthew Golden set to make two visits this weekend

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Since his decommitment from TCU on Nov. 1, Houston (Texas) Klein Cain wide receiver Matthew Golden has become one of the hottest commodities in the Lone Star State.

The four-star has received offers from Texas, LSU and Baylor, as well as renewed interest from Houston. This weekend, he’ll take a pair of unofficial visits to see Texas (Friday) and Baylor (Saturday), sources tell On3 Senior National Recruiting Analyst Gerry Hamilton.

Golden is expected to take an official visit to Baylor on December 10 and is also hopeful to take an official to Texas before the early signing period opens December 15.

The Bears are another team that has been trending with Golden since his decommitment. And now that they’ve gone all-in with the offer, the competition to land him has gotten stiffer.

“I’ve been talking to Coach Dave Aranda every day,” Golden said recently. “He just told me how much he liked my game. I talk to a lot of Baylor coaches every day.” 

Golden also has a serious interest in making an official to LSU should the next coach show interest. The current recruiters in Baton Rouge did extend an offer to Golden on Nov. 4.

“I’m planning to visit LSU,” he said. “I’m waiting until their new head coach gets in. I talk to their staff every day.” 

Matthew Golden is ranked as the No. 231 player and the 39th best receiver in the country, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

On3 ranks Matthew Golden higher than others in the industry. He is the No. 71 player overall in the newly updated On300, the No. 8 receiver and the 20th best player in the Lone Star State.

Whether TCU receivers coach Malcolm Kelly is retained Horned Frogs’ head coach will be a determining factor if they want to get back into the race to land Golden.

Golden plans to decide and sign in December.