It didn't dampen Goodwin's visit to State College, Pa., though. He took in the game against the Buckeyes, met the coaching staff and saw the campus.
"It was a great experience," he said. "They have a great fan base. I definitely had a good time up there."
Godwin made the visit less than 24 hours after he scored three touchdowns, including a dazzling 75-yard punt return, as Middletown High beat Salesianum School (Wilmington, Del.) 35-0 win in a battle of unbeatens.
The Penn State offer is the sixth for Godwin, and an offer he was hoping to land.
"It felt really good to get the offer," Godwin said. "Penn State is a great school and a great program. It felt real good to get an offer from them."
"Everything is still fairly new to me so I'm keeping an open mind with it all," the 6-foot3, 200-pound Godwin said. "I'm trying to focus on the season with my team. I'll start thinking about recruiting after the season."
One school Godwin is intrigued with is West Virginia, and he watched the Mountaineers beat James Madison 42-12 last month.
"The West Virginia game was great," Godwin said. "It was at FedEx Field, and they have a great offense, so it was fun to watch them. They've been in contact with me pretty frequently, but I'm still open to everything. It's still a long process."
Godwin added he was unsure if the Mountaineers would offer.
He was also at UConn's 10-7 loss to North Carolina State in early September.
"UConn was good as well," Godwin said. "It was a bit of a slower game, a defensive game, but regardless it was still a great atmosphere. It was still good."
Although Godwin does not have another trip set up, he is contemplating a visit to Rutgers. He was there for a game last season and wants to return next month for one.
"I have been up there and I'm going to try to get up there for a game this year," Godwin said. "The coach stays in contact with me and it's a great school."