February 24, 2020

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Diamond in the Rough: CJ Golden

CJ Golden is a 5’6 170lbs 4 star junior running back from The Church Academy in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Golden runs a 4.5 in the 40 yard dash.

When did you start playing football and when did you begin to like playing football?

I started playing football for the South Baton Rouge Rams and really I have loved football since I was a little kid.

What are some life lessons you have learned from playing football?

I learned that through God anything is possibly

What kind of football player are you?

I am a very versatile football player. My vision when I am running the ball is on the next level of playing.

Who is your biggest motivator?

My biggest motivator football wise is Saquon Barkley I love his style of play because it is similar to mine we are very much alike with the way we run the football.

What is the best game you ever played in?

The two best games I have ever played in so far have been against Episcopal High School and Capitol High School.

Do you have any other hobbies outside of football?

My biggest hobbies outside of football are working out I mean I love working out on the regular and ATV riding.

What made you decide to play running back?

I love running the ball in general I love the contact. Because I my height I have to work just as hard as anyone else on the football field. My height makes me harder to tackle because the defenders have to get lower than me, which is hard for them to do, and I can squeeze through the holes breaking big runs as well. I mean nowadays people tend to favor the shorter running backs because of this. With my skills I am just as talented as a running back that is taller than me.

What is your greatest strength on the football field?

My power is my greatest strength because I am more like a freight train and I am very hard to bring down.

What is a part of your game that you are trying to improve?

My speed is an area of my game that I am trying to work on. I am trying to get faster because of my height and size it is going to play a role for me to go to the next level and it may give me an extra advantage.

What are your goals for your senior year?

My goal for my senior year is to show a lot of schools that I have what it takes to play for them, I am very underrated right now and I want to get more offers from schools that need football players like me with my skill set.