Godwin goes Georgia

Despite there being holes on the defensive side of the coaching staff at UGA, the Dawgs have landed two of the top junior prospects on that side of the ball this week. Terry Godwin made his decision this week and announced it Saturday morning…

Not too long ago Terry Godwin released his top six schools. Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, and Ole Miss made the list.

Now the 6-foot, 165 pound five-star athlete out of Hoganville (Ga.) Callaway is ready to cut his list to one and his decision has been made.

"I am officially a Bulldog. I have committed to Georgia," said Godwin.

"I have been talking to my parents and it was a hard decision. It came down to me just feeling best about Georgia. It was a hard decision, but I am so happy about it."

The first person to get the news was Godwin's recruiting coach, then it was on to the head coach.

"I called Coach [John] Lilly first, then Coach Mark Richt - both were very excited. Coach Richt was shocked and there was a silence after I told him the news. After that, there was some screaming and I made him so excited."

As excited the UGA coaches have to be about the news, the Peach State junior feels the same.

"I can get back to being a student-athlete now. I can focus on schoolwork, my academics, and just be a regular person again. A lot has come off my shoulders now and I couldn't be happier."

The Dawgs were first to offer Godwin and it happened just days after he completed his freshman year.

Since then, UGA has led the way.

"Since Georgia offered me, they have been there with me. They have always stayed on me about my classes and they care about me. They are big on academics, they push me, and I am excited about being a Bulldog."

He is so versatile and he is such an elite athlete and when the ball is in his hands, he makes plays.

Georgia wants him on the offensive side of the ball right now.

"Coach Richt has told me I would start out as wide receiver because that is where they want me the most," said Godwin. "He said after a year I might could see some time on defense too. I would love to play both ways, but either side is fine with me."

Georgia beat out Auburn in the end for Godwin.

Godwin is the No. 3 cornerback, the No. 4 prospect in Georgia, and the No. 14 prospect overall in the 2015 class.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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