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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

2025 ATH Dallas Golden Surprised by Notre Dame Offer

August 1, 2022

Berkeley Prep (Fla.) has been a hot spot for Notre Dame recruiting over the last few years as Notre Dame has landed the Reader brothers and Keon Keeley. 

On Saturday, 2025 athlete Dallas Golden‍ earned an offer from the Fighting Irish and it was a significant one for the Tampa native. 

“It was a blessing,” Golden told ISD. “It was very surprising. I was very excited to get the offer at such a young age. It’s a reminder to keep up the hard work and I thank God for it. Having my teammates there is good as well. It’s just a good school.” 

In fact, the 6-foot-1, 165-pounder thought it was a routine call from his head coach, Dominick Ciao, but Golden quickly found out he had good news. 

“My head coach called and said they offered,” stated Golden. “He said they had a good conversation about the offer and wanted me to keep up the hard work.” 

Golden plays both sides of the ball and he’s open to playing any position at the next level. 

“To be honest, I don’t know because schools haven't been talking to me like that,” explained Golden. “There are NCAA rules with talking, so I don’t know. 

“I don’t really have a preference. I have a long way to go.” 

During the offseason, Golden has dialed in on defense as he wants to improve at defensive back. 

“I’m really focused on improving on my defensive back skills,” said Golden. “That’s what I’ve been working on this offseason.”

The Berkeley Prep star also has family members who have recently went through the recruiting process and he’s already had conversations with them. Golden’s uncle, Michael Trigg Sr., saw his son sign with USC before transferring to Ole Miss earlier this year. 

“My uncle, Mr. Trigg, told me about how the coaches are going to want you bad and you have to make a good decision on what college I want to pick,” Golden said. “He said it’s a big decision as I have to figure out what I want to do with the next four years of my life.” 

And with the last name Golden, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Notre Dame is his father’s favorite college team. 

“My dad loves Notre Dame,” laughed Golden. “He was very excited.” 

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