September 3, 2013

Rising Florida WR looking north, MSU involved

One of the fastest rising wide receivers in the nation for the class of 2014 is Kadeem Goulbourne of Cypress Bay High School in Florida. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound prospect has seen his scholarship offer list expand significantly the last few months and Michigan State is actively involved.

The Spartans are looking to add a dynamic playmaker at the wide receiver position and they are going coast to coast to evaluate players. Goulbourne is one of the players on the short-list of wide receivers the staff is in contact with. He talked with us about his recruitment and Michigan State University.

"Things are going well, I have 28 offers right now," he stated. "However, I am only really looking at a few schools and they are Wisconsin, Michigan State, Illinois, Indiana and Boston College. I spoke with Coach Dantonio just the other night. I had a real good conversation with him. I also have spoken with Coach Barnett and Coach Staten. I love Coach Barnett. Everything really adds up at Michigan State. I like the stability they have there."

Goulbourne plans on graduating early and enrolling in a school in January, for that reason he is looking to set up his visits in the near future. He informed SpartanMag.com that Michigan State is definitely on the list of school she wants to check out. He told us that when he spoke with Coach Dantonio they talked about trying to set up a time he and his family can visit East Lansing.

When it comes to ultimately making his college decision, Michigan State's recent success under Coach Dantonio could be a positive factor for Goulbourne.

"One thing I am going to look at it where the program has been and where it is going," he said. "I want to be a part of some place that plays in bowl games on a regular basis as I think that is a great experience for a player. I also want to make sure that the school I am going to attend is bringing in other good players so they can continue to go to bowl game and compete for championships."

This past weekend Goulbourne and his Cypress Bay team lost to American Heritage High school in a game that was televised nationally. Though that game was a bit of a disappointment, Goulbourne indicated that he and his teammates are ready to make a run back to the state championship.

"The big thing with our team is we are a family," he said. "We have a lot of great players and a great coaching staff. We have been working hard and I know if we stay together we will be successful."

As most Spartan fans know, wide receiver has been a position that has been in the spotlight the last 12 months. Michigan State has a tradition of producing outstanding players at that position. The last year the level of production at wide receiver has not been up to the standard expected. The fact that Goulbourne could come arrive in January means he would have a chance to compete for playing time early on.

With an extensive offer list and a host of schools in contact, look for Goulbournes's official visit list to begin to fill up quickly. SpartanMag.com will be sure to keep in contact with him in the coming weeks. Goulbourne informed us he wants to take a few official visits with his family in order to compare schools and get a feel for what it would be like at each one.

NOTE: Cypress Bay High School has numerous D1 prospects for the class of 2014 and 2015. In addition to Goulbourne the Spartans are recruiting Marquese Dudley-Gordon for 2014 and evaluating LB/DE Danny Thomas for 2015.


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