5-Star Recruit Says AU A Possibility

Callaway High star Terry Godwin talks about his official visit to see the Auburn Tigers.

Hogansville, Ga.--Terry Godwin is ranked as the No. 1 cornerback prospect in the state of Georgia and a five-star recruit by Scout.com, but the class of 2015 football prospect said on Sunday that he wants to play offense in college.

Asked why he prefers to line up on that side of the ball, the Callaway High star said, “I just like catching the ball and scoring touchdowns.”

If he does that at Auburn he will be following in the footsteps of another player from Callaway High School, Quan Bray, who was a senior on the 2014 Auburn team.

“He told me if you come to Auburn you will have a great chance to win a national championship,” said Godwin, who noted that he has known Bray for many years. “He said it is like a big family.”

Godwin noted that Auburn’s coaches and players made it clear they want him to be a part of the family. “I got to really know the players and they gave me some inside scoop on things,” he said.

Commenting on what Auburn’s coaches told him, the high school senior said, “They are telling me they need me and they want me--things like that. They are telling me different ways they are going to get me the ball.”

Although he is committed to the Georgia Bulldogs, Godwin said that he will have his final decision on national signing day.

Asked if Auburn has a chance to sign him, Godwin said, “Auburn has a shot because it is a special and if you come there it is going to be like family and that is what you look for in a team.”

If he decides to attend Auburn he may play more than just football. As part of his official visit he stopped by Plainsman Park on Saturday and met with Auburn’s second-year head baseball, Sunny Golloway.

“It went great,” he said of the session with Golloway. “He talked with me about playing both sports and he has coached players in the past doing both sports and he said it can work out.”

Godwin plays shortstop, third base and pitches. He said he expects to be drafted in June by the pros, but plans to attend college.

Asked what his best position is on a baseball field, he said, “The coaches say pitcher, but I would say third or short.”

Godwin notes that Auburn receivers coach Dameyune Craig made a recent trip to Hogansville to check on the prospect’s father, who had surgery for what Godwin said was cancer in the colon. “He came down. Georgia came down. That goes to show you who shows the most respect for your family. It means a lot.”

Godwin added, “He is back home and is doing fine.”

Asked what will be the deciding factor on his college choice, the five-star recruit said, “Do I feel like the place is right. It will be just a feeling.”

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