Talented 2015 DB Adds Auburn Offer

Talented 2015 defensive back Terry Godwin discusses his most recent offer from the Auburn Tigers.

Hogansville, Ga.—Expected to be one of the top defensive back prospects in Georgia for the 2015 class, Callaway High standout Terry Godwin and teammate KeShun Freeman took a visit to Auburn on Friday to check out Gus Malzahn and the Tigers on the practice field.

Taking the opportunity to watch Coach Melvin Smith work with the linebackers and also see the frenzied pace of the Auburn offense, the 6-0, 165 Godwin says it was exciting to see the team get after it on the practice field.

"Practice was awesome," Godwin says. "It was my first time seeing them practice. It was great. I liked how they went through things smoothly and quickly. It was just exciting."

Following the workout he had the opportunity to sit down with Malzahn and talk football. During that time Godwin says he got some good news from the first-year head coach of the Tigers.

"I'm hearing from Georgia, Alabama and Florida already. Auburn just offered me too," an exciting Godwin notes. "I have offers from all of them

"Coach Malzahn offered me," he adds. "He was just telling me they were going to recruit me hard. He told me to keep my grades up and to stay humble."

Terry Godwin

Godwin also had the chance to talk with and get to know Smith even more. Auburn's first-year cornerback coach and one of the most experienced defensive back coaches in the SEC, Smith made a positive impression on the young cornerback in his first meeting on Friday.

"He came from Mississippi State and he helped the cornerback win the Jim Thorpe Award," Godwin notes of Johnthan Banks last season. "That's awesome. I would love to work with a coach like that."

Good friends and a former teammate of Auburn tight end Ricky Parks, Godwin says he has been to Auburn numerous times over the years to see the Tigers in practice and in games. Because of that and the relationships he has with several current Tigers, he says the Auburn offer is a big one for him.

"It was great," Godwin says. "As many times as I have been there I never thought they would offer me. Having Ricky and Quan Bray over there is great. They help me on the inside knowing what they do and how they run things there. It's just great."

Already with four SEC offers to his credit, Godwin says he's just focusing on improving as a player and making sure his academics are in order as he begins to close in on his dream of playing college football.

"As a freshman I never thought I would have this many offers already," Godwin says. "It just wasn't on my mind. I guess it just happened."

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