Mountain View lineman Kai O. Golden commits to New Mexico State

Kai O. Golden (Andy Morales/

Mountain View defensive lineman Kai O. Golden announced his commitment to play for New Mexico State. The 6-3, 290 standout has 53 tackles for the 7-2 Mountain Lions.

“This is peace of mind for my parents knowing I’m in good hands with a developing program both academically and physically on the field,” Golden said. “For me, I’m happy to go to a program that I feel I can fit in at and a place where I’m wanted and will actually get opportunities to play!”


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at


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