Tigers Still Tied for the Lead

Dennis Godfrey talks with CUTigers.com about his official visit to South Carolina. Before the visit, Clemson and Wake Forest were tied for the lead for his services. Where do things stand now

Big tight end Dennis Godfrey, a current verbal commitment to Wake Forest, continued his official visit tour during the last 48 hours by visiting South Carolina.

"I enjoyed my visit," Godfrey told CUTigers.com Tuesday afternoon. "I had a great time talking with coach Spurrier. We talked about the offense. He talked about how they are going to move to a two tight end set."

When asked to rate the visit on a scale of a one to 10, Godfrey responded, "I would definitely give it a nine. It was a good visit."

When asked to compare it to his Clemson visit, which he just concluded hours before traveling to Columbia, he said, "The South Carolina campus is more spread out. Clemson is more like a little area. I feel comfortable at Clemson. I could see myself playing at Clemson."

Of course, Godfrey has been verbally committed to Wake Forest for quite some. However, the recruiting process for the jumbo athlete truly didn't start until the week before the Shrine Bowl in December. It wasn't until then that most college coaches were able to see what he could do in person.

In other words, Godfrey, who is basically new to the recruiting process, is still exploring all of his options.

"I am. I've still got two more visits to take and right now I'm going to take them. After that, I'm going to make a decision," he said. "Right now, I am going to Virginia this weekend. Then I will got to Virginia Tech on January 27."

Godfrey also said he's ready to be able to sit down and try to figure things out. "I am ready for it to be over, but this is one of the biggest decisions of my life. It is about where I will spend the next four to five years of my life. So I'm putting a lot of thought into it," he said.

And what about his mother? According to Godfrey, she still has her heart set on two schools: Clemson and Wake Forest.

"My mother is torn between Wake and Clemson," he added. "She really enjoyed her time with coach Bowden this weekend. Right now, you can say that my leaders are Clemson and Wake Forest."

Clemson assistant Marion Hobby Virginia Tech is expected to be at Godfrey's basketball game tonight, as well as Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer. Godfrey expects an in-home visit with head coach Tommy Bowden sometime next week.

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