Bulldog Commitment Likes Big Cat Weekend

Georgia commitment Terry Godwin talks about recruiting and his trip to check out Auburn's Big Cat Weekend.

Hogansville, Ga.--A skinny rising senior at Callaway High School, Terry Godwin barely tips a scale to the 170-pound mark, but in the eyes of Auburn's coaches he is a big cat recruit and Scout.com likes him enough to give the Callaway High football prospect a five-star rating.

Godwin was in Auburn on Saturday as the AU football coaching staff held its annual Big Cat Weekend, an event which attracted outstanding prospects from across the region. Godwin, who committed to the Georgia Bulldogs back in January after leading his high school team to 12 wins and spot in the Class AAA state semi-finals, noted that he enjoyed his return visit to Auburn.

"It is one big family at Auburn and I had a great time," Godwin said of the Big Cat event, which was set up as a chance for recruits and their families to build relationships with Auburn's coaches and their families.

"It was a great day and it was a lot of fun," he added, noting that Auburn's coaches aren't pressuring him in the recruiting process. However, he notes they did mention to the Callaway star of how they would use him in the offense if he wants to play for the Tigers.

"They are giving me more information about how they are going to get me the ball," he said.

Terry Godwin has excellent speed.

Godwin said that Auburn's staff is not wasting its time recruiting him even though he and his dad grew up Georgia fans, something that prompted the early commitment to the Bulldogs 13 months before signing day.

The two-way standout noted that he is also considering Clemson and Alabama in addition to Georgia and Auburn and said that while he considers himself committed to the Bulldogs that Georgia is facing a "neck and neck" competition to get him signed.

Rated as the No. 4 cornerback prospect in the country by Scout.com, the network's director of scouting, Scott Kennedy, has a high opinion Godwin as a defensive back and wrote:

"Godwin has terrific hands and body control as well as quickness, top end speed, and change of direction. When scouting a player, he puts check marks in nearly every box. The only thing he lacks is ideal size, and that's the easiest trait to improve. A Terry Godwin playing defensive back at 190 pounds is a scary proposition for defenses."

Auburn is recruiting the prospect to play offense and follow in the footsteps of wide receiver Quan Bray, a senior on the Auburn team this year who was a standout at Callaway High.

Godwin, who knows Bray, said that playing offense is something he wants do. "Right now I am learning toward wide receiver because I feel like I am dynamic with the ball in my hands and I can make big plays," he said.

The prospect also pointed out that he is no hurry to end recruiting and said he will consider his options all the way to national signing day in February.


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