Godfrey Impresses at Camp

Dutchtown HS cornerback Marcus Godfrey raised a few eyebrows at Louisiana's Ragin'Cajun prospect camp, running a 4.4 forty. Godfrey's camp performance raised the interest from the Cajun coaching staff as he looks to build a resume for scholarships.

The "5-9", 180-pound CB Marcus Godfrey signed up for the Cajun prospect camp, hoping to garner some interest from the coaching staff. The Cajun coaches had very little information on Godfrey and had no ideal what to expect from the senior athlete from Geismar, Louisiana. But after Godfrey's first try at the forty that ended with a 4.47, the staff was eagerly awaiting his next effort; Godfrey didn't disappoint, turning in a 4.40 forty time on his second effort. Marcus's forty times was the best of the group of defensive backs in camp. <

"I ran a 4.43 during the spring, so I was confident I could hit that time," said Godfrey. "I was just focused on going out there and giving my best effort in the camp. I didn't realize that my time was the fastest at the camp; I really didn't pay attention to what others were running."

Marcus Godfrey also showed his ability to cover in the one-on-one and seven-on-seven drills.

"I wanted to show them that I can turn and run with the receiver," Godfrey stated. "I thought I made some plays and performed well against some pretty good athletes. My goal going into camp was to perform at my best in all drills and show them that what I can do against the other athletes in attendance."

Godfrey's effort caught the eye of defensive back coach Hurley Brown.

"Coach Brown spoke to us during the drills, correcting some of our mistakes in the coverage drills," said Marcus. "After the camp ended, he told me they were interested and would like to have some video from last season. Coach Brown told me to stay in touch with him and he will be in contact with me during the fall."

Marcus was part of a group of athletes that stayed after camp and toured the facilities with Recruiting Coordinator Troy Wingerter.

"This was my first opportunity to look at the facilities," Godfrey stated. "The facilities were very nice; the weight room, locker room, indoor practice field and football stadium all were nice facilities."

Godfrey will continue to attend football camps this summer and has several more scheduled in the upcoming weeks.

"I'm headed to the Tulane camp Thursday," Marcus said. "After the camp, on going to Louisiana Tech, Ole Miss and the LSU camp next month. Those are the camps on my list right now; I don't have nay others on my list at this point."

Marcus Godfrey has received interest from Louisiana Tech, Tulsa, Tulane and Northwestern. Godfrey has scored a 21 on his first ACT test and maintains a 3.3 GPA.

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