Five-Star Visitor

After numerous conversations with assistant coaches Chris Kapilovic and Gunter Brewer, Terry Godwin believed a visit to North Carolina was necessary. The five-star 2015 prospect made that visit on Saturday.

"We've been keeping in touch and I've been liking what they've been telling me," Godwin said. "They've been telling me that they would like for me to be on both sides of the ball, and a little bit of special teams."

That's very similar to the role Godwin holds at Hogansville (Ga.) Callaway, which has basically locked up Region 4-AAA with two games remaining. The 6-foot, 170-pounder starts at wide receiver and cornerback, and handles kickoff and punt return duties.

Following Saturday's visit, UNC has firmly entrenched itself within the race for Godwin.

"I liked it," Godwin said. "They're up there with the rest of them.

"First of all, it's a top five academic school. And then for them to be good in football is just a great combination."

Godwin has also visited Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina.

"I've really visited all the ones that I really wanted to visit so far," Godwin said.

With that said, Godwin is aiming to make a verbal commitment by the end of his junior year.

"Mostly, I'm going to be looking at the education, the coaches, and how the players tell me the coaches react to them," Godwin said.

To simplify the process, Godwin plans to announce a final five or four schools likely following the football season.

In the meantime, Godwin figures to continue to attend college football games. He plans his schedule week to week, but has his eyes on Alabama-LSU in Tuscaloosa on Nov. 9 and Georgia-Auburn in Auburn on Nov. 16.

A few hours before UNC hosted Boston College on Saturday, Godwin and his parents arrived in Chapel Hill.

"It was great," Godwin said. "My mom and dad just liked the school, especially the academics."

Accompanied by his parents, Godwin's stay began with what he labeled the highlight of the trip – a meeting with Larry Fedora.

"I was liking what he was saying," Godwin said. "He was liking what me, my mom, [and] my dad was telling him.

"First of all, he said academics come first. He said he treats a missed class like a missed practice. He's going to treat it right then and there and he's not going to wait.

"He was telling me about [how] he doesn't care if the player is a true freshman or a fifth year senior, he's going to play the best player. He said if there were any way I could help the team he would put me on special teams, defense, or offense, because he's there to win."

Godwin then watched the team warm-up, the pregame festivities, followed by the Tar Heels' 34-10 victory.

"I liked that they came out with the ‘W,'" Godwin said. "The student section, they were just going wild. When the team first came out, they were pounding on the banner to get the team hyped up. And then when the smoke came, it felt great. Even though I wasn't playing, it made me feel like I was a part of the team when the smoke came."

Before heading back to Georgia, Godwin received a tour of UNC's equipment room, met with Brewer, and then conversed with Kapilovic.

"Coach Kap said ‘You see where we're kind of shorthanded but you see what we can do when we play hard'" Godwin said. "Then he said, ‘We need more playmakers like you here to help us do big-time things like we almost did against Miami.' He said, ‘If we would have had you against Miami, we probably would have pulled it off.'"

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