The 6-0, 225-pound product of Lancaster, Texas, is a cousin of former Demon defender Anthony Gilbert.
Golston, a PrepStar All-American who was rated as the 2008 senior class' No. 41 linebacker in the country by Scout.com and No. 49 by Rivals.com, originally signed with Arizona to play under then-defensive coordinator Mark Stoops, now the first-year head coach at Kentucky.
He played his redshirt freshman year at Kilgore Junior College before going to Baylor where he played in 24 games, making 15 tackles, including a career-high four in a 2011 win over Texas Tech and two stops in an upset of No. 5 Oklahoma that season.
"It's a crash course for him right now. He was mirroring our will linebackers in the team setting, kind of a classroom on the field for him," said Thomas.
"He's played mike and will at Baylor, along with a little defensive end and special teams work.
"He brings a lot of experience with a nationally-ranked Big XII Conference program, and just has to learn our terminology and where to go.”
“He looks in-shape, and handled himself pretty well today," said Thomas.:
"It's neat having an older guy, a college graduate now, with the game experience and maturity that should help us and help him have the best chance to get on the field sooner than later."
The Demons will get Friday off before beginning game-week preparations on Saturday for the season opener against Missouri State Aug. 29. The Demons home opener is Sept. 7 against Southern.