Five-Star Still High on UNC

ATLANTA --- North Carolina made a positive impression on Terry Godwin when he visited Chapel Hill this season.

"It's a great school," said Godwin, who was in Chapel Hill in October for UNC's football game against Boston College. "They have great academics and the coaches, they love their players."

The five-star prospect from the 2015 class says his interest in the Tar Heels hasn't tapered off in the two months since the visit. That's primarily because of the attention the UNC staff has continued to show the 6-foot, 165-pound athlete from Hogansville (Ga.) Callaway.

"I talk to all the coaches – Coach Kap [Chris Kapilovic], Coach [Gunter] Brewer, Coach [Larry] Fedora," Godwin said. "They love me [and] I love them. We stay in touch."

Kapilovic is serving as Godwin's primary contact for UNC.

"They told me if I come down there that I'll be able to play offense and defense and special teams," Godwin said. "They are going to put me where they need me."

On the Rising Seniors Bowl's roster, Godwin is listed as an "athlete" for the West squad. With four of five practices complete, he has only worked as an outside receiver plus handled punt return duties.

"It's been fun getting to know the team," Godwin said. "It's been fun jiving. We're still trying to get to know each other. [We're] following each other on Twitter. We're turning into a big family."

Godwin's time with his West teammates will conclude after participating in the Rising Seniors Bowl on Tuesday at 1pm.

Once back in Hogansville, Godwin will resume making recruiting trips. He doesn't have any travel plans set, but does figure to return to Chapel Hill "soon."

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

More than a dozen schools have offered Godwin a scholarship.

"Coming into my freshman year, I knew I had the talent," Godwin said. "But I didn't know it was going to turn into all this. I thought it was going to be one or two schools coming in. But instead, it has turned into the whole SEC and then some."

Godwin doesn't claim any favorite schools.

"They're all equal," Godwin said. "I like them all the same.

"I want to get around some more [schools] and see who fits the best."

By the end of his junior year, Godwin plans to announce a top five schools list.

"Mainly, I'm focused on the academics and then how the coaches are in the players lives," Godwin said.

In addition to other schools, college coaching staffs may have to compete against baseball for Godwin's services. He says that he likes baseball and football equally, but if he were drafted – even in the late rounds – he'd head the MLB route.

"If they want to draft me, I'm going to [play baseball]," Godwin said.

Terry Godwin Profile

Inside Carolina Top Stories