Cheshire's Malik Golden cuts list to four

ESPN's Roger Brown checks in today on his recruiting blog with Cheshire Academy athlete Malik Golden, who has cut his list of schools he's considering to four.

He's trimmed the list to Boston College, UConn, Iowa and Penn State, and could make a decision by the end of the July. However, Georgia Tech could be added to the list.

Brown writes:

"I'm getting a lot of interest from Georgia Tech right now," Golden said. "There's no definite offer, but there's a chance of an offer if I go to camp and do well. I'm trying to focus on the offers I have, but if Georgia Tech offered I'd probably make it a top five."

Golden has double-digit verbal offers from a mix of FBS and FCS schools. Central Michigan, Tulane and Villanova are among his other offers.

"I'm definitely going 1-A," he said.

Golden is being recruited to play both defensive back and wide receiver. He said Boston College originally recruited him to play defensive back, but now would like him to play receiver. Connecticut and Iowa also would like him to play receiver. Penn State is recruiting him to be a defensive back. "I don't have a preference about playing [offense or defense]," he said. "The only preference I have is if I play defense it's corner. That's where I feel comfortable at."

Golden said his goal is to make a decision in the next 3-4 weeks.

"The last thing I want to do is talk to the players at each school, then I should have a feel for where I'm headed," he said. "I'd like to have a decision by the first week of August or the last week of July, but if it takes longer that's no problem."

For more recruiting updates on New England's top high school football talent, be sure to check out Brown's ESPN blog.