Elite 2015 Prospect Talks Auburn Experience

Talented 2015 athlete Terry Godwin talks about his Auburn camp experience, what he likes about the Tigers, recruiting, and more.

Hogansville, Ga.--Expected to be one of the top prospects in the 2015 class, speedy defensive back/wide receiver Terry Godwin from Callaway High was one of the more impressive players at Auburn's Team Camp on Thursday and Friday. Helping his school win one of the consolation brackets in the 7-on-7 tournament, Godwin stood out above the crowd with his play and says he really enjoyed the experience.

"It was great," Godwin says. "We came out and faced a lot of competition and had to bear down and fight back. We came out and competed against some great teams. We had to get after it. We couldn't slack off."

Making his second trip to Auburn this spring, the 6-0, 160 Godwin had the opportunity to not only help his team on the field, but he also got to spend a lot of quality time around Coach Gus Malzahn and the Tigers' coaching staff. He says that part of the experience was something that really stood out to him because he's getting better and better feelings with each trip.

"I love Auburn," Godwin says. "When you go there it's a happy family. Coach Gus is just a down-to-earth person. He'll talk life with you. He's just great. All of the players are having fun at practice and getting after it. It's great.

"It's great because every time you see them they are happy and speaking to you," he adds. "They know me by name. Coach Gus comes up and speaks to me, all of the coaches do. They are a big happy family I can tell."

Godwin goes up high to make the catch in traffic

Talking with Melvin Smith and Charlie Harbison on defense and also getting some quality time with Auburn OC Rhett Lashlee, he says he's getting a pitch from both sides of the ball from the Tigers. That's something he says has become a common occurrence, but he knows down the road he's going to have to make a choice.

"It's great, but sooner or later I'm going to have to narrow it down and pick which side I want to play," Godwin says. "At wide receiver I like to have the ball in my hands. On defense I like to come up and make plays and get an interception in a big game."

Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Auburn, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, and North Carolina are some of the early offers for Godwin as he approaches his junior year. Even though he still has two seasons of high school football still left to play, he says it's not too early to think about making his decision down the line.

"It's awesome," he says of the early offers. "Right now I'm just focused on my school and trying to help win a state championship. By the middle of the season I want to have a top 10 or maybe top five. Maybe going into my senior year I'll make a verbal commitment."


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