Callaway – Hogansville, Ga.
No. 31 overall player in the country
No. 6 WR in the country
No. 4 overall player in Georgia
It took a long, steady recruitment of Terry Godwin to get him to finally sign with the Bulldogs. When you are as good as Godwin is, all of that recruiting is worth it once the ink is dry and the fax is in.
In the summer it looked like Godwin had firmed up his six-month long commitment to Georgia when Andy Landers offered a scholarship and got a commitment from Godwin's older sister, Terryuana, on June 13.
Terryuana Godwin had played two years at Butler Community College in Kansas before signing her letter of intent to sign with the Bulldogs that day. Terryuana enrolled at Georgia in August and played for Landers in the winter.
The move by Landers appeared to close out where the football-playing Godwin would line up in college. Godwin had been committed to the Bulldogs since the start of the year, and the family indicated that the siblings would love to be in college at the same place.
“It's any parents dream to have your kids at the same school,” Olivia Godwin said. “Terry and Terryuana are very close - all my kids are close. We are a close-knit family. We were all smiles at Georgia. It was a great day for the family.”
It wasn’t quite that easy, however.
Georgia still had to recruit Terry Godwin, who visited Auburn and Alabama over the fall and winter. Godwin took his recruiting all the way to Signing Day and committed on TV that evening to the relief of Georgia’s coaching staff.
HONORS: 2014 USA Today All-USA First Team defense… PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect… Scout.com five-star prospect, #31 overall prospect, #6 WR overall, #4 ranked WR in the South… Dawg Post #4 ranked player in Georgia… Atlanta Journal-Constitution 2014 Georgia Super 11 and Class AAA All-State… Named 2014 Georgia Sports Writers Association All-State returner for Class AAA
SCOUTING: Godwin is a smooth athlete that does a little bit of everything. He has the ability to play both sides of the ball on the next level. He does so many things well and naturally. Godwin has quick feet, a great burst and plays the game at a high speed. He has great ball skills. He can really turn and run. Godwin knows how to make plays. - Chad Simmons
LEGGE’S QUESTION: How much of an impact can Godwin make early in his career? I’ve seen him put on a show before. Godwin could have a bigger impact on the 2015 season than people think.
LEGGE’S THOUGHTS: Godwin was as good a high school player as I have seen over the last few years - certainly the top overall skill player that I saw. He’s special. There’s no question that he will play in the NFL if he stays healthy. He has the potential to be a first round pick… he’s that good. He will have to play right away and should be able to produce right away because he certainly seems ready to play right now. Once has to remember, as well, that receiver is one of the few spots where a player can have limited to no experience and be a superstar in college football.