Friday Auburn Football Recruiting Notebook

News and notes from Auburn football recruiting are featured, including an update on 2015 five-star Terry Godwin and his trip to Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Expected to be one of the top football prospect in the nation for the 2015 class, five-star junior Terry Godwin was one of several hundred prospects on hand for last weekend's Auburn victory over the Georgia Bulldogs. Needing a Nick Marshall pass and deflection to Ricardo Louis for the game-winning 73-yard score, Auburn improved to 10-1 on the season with the exciting victory.

A frequent visitor to the Plains since last summer along with teammate Tez Parks, the brother of former Auburn tight end Ricky Parks, Godwin is a dynamic playmaker on both sides of the ball for Callaway High in Hogansville, Ga. Helping his team advance to the second round of the playoffs on Friday night against Pierce County, Godwin says he's still flying high following the wild atmosphere in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

"It was a great game," Godwin tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "At the start of the game when Auburn went up 20-0 I thought it was going to be a blowout, but Georgia eased their way back in it. It was a great game until the end.

"The atmosphere was crazy," Godwin says. "Everyone was up cheering, especially when Georgia had the ball at the end. The stadium was as loud as it could be."

Holding offers from several of the top programs in the country including Auburn, Alabama and Georgia, Godwin says that he has really been impressed by what Coach Gus Malzahn and the Tigers have been able to accomplish in such a short time and he's ready to come back for the Iron Bowl to see what could be an even better atmosphere.

"They're having a great season so far compared to what they were last year," Godwin says. "Coach Malzahn and the rest of the new coaching staff came in and did a full 180 with the system.

"I'm definitely going to the Auburn-Alabama game," he adds. "I'm very excited about that. I imagine it's going to be way louder than the Georgia game."

In 11 games this season Godwin has 22 tackles, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries. Also a talented receiver, he has added eight touchdown receptions. Throw in three punt returns for scores and one kickoff return for a touchdown and you have a dangerous weapon for Callaway.

Numbers Game

Auburn is still expected to sign between 23-25 players in the 2014 class and with 18 commitments already that means even more selective recruiting by the Tigers down the stretch. Already with four defensive line commitments, including two junior college defensive tackles and two high school ends, Auburn is likely looking for one more at each position with the focus on finding a high school tackle if possible.

A player to watch for on the defensive line is Davon Godchaux. A talented four-star prospect who is committed to LSU, the 6-4, 278 Godchaux is taking visits this fall and has already been to Ole Miss and has talked about checking out Florida State, Miami and UCLA. If the Tigers could get a visit from the big defensive linemen it could make things interesting.

Davon Godchaux

In the secondary Auburn has commitments from junior college safety Derrick Moncrief and versatile high school prospects Nick Ruffin and Stephen Roberts. Needing additional help in the secondary look for the Tigers to try to sign a player for the "star" position and a true cornerback.

There is no doubt that the focus for the "star" slot is Auburn High's Rashaan Evans. He would be an early contributor for the Tigers if he joined the class, but Georgia, Alabama and UCLA are still in the mix.

Raymond Wingo

At cornerback a player to watch is three-star wide receiver Raymond Wingo from St. Louis. The younger brother of Arkansas running back Ronnie Wingo, he's known Auburn assistant Tim Horton for a long time and the two have a good relationship. If he visits the Tigers he could be someone to watch for at that position.


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