Godfrey Is Top QB At Miami Skills Camp

Miami Central star quarterback Jeffrey Godfrey has seen his recruiting stock rise dramatically over the past year. He did nothing but add to his reputation with an outstanding showing at the BadgerSport Skills Passing Camp. Bill Greene caught up with the young star after the event and filed this report.

Miami Central quarterback Jeffrey Godfrey was outstanding Feb. 8 in Miami at the BadgerSport Skills Passing Camp. The camp was used to hold tryouts for the famed South Beach Express 7-on-7 team. Godfrey was easily the best quarterback at the camp and solidified his place as one of Florida's finest.

"I think I did really well today and I threw the ball extremely well," Godfrey said of his play. "I made a couple of bad throws, but overall I felt comfortable throwing the football. There were a lot of great players out here today, so I knew I had to be on top of my game to be successful."

The South Florida Express is coached by Miami businessman Brett Goetz and regularly attracts the top talent in Dade and Broward counties.

"I loved being invited to compete for a spot on this great team," he said. "I will attend any event, and drive as far as I have to, to do something that can make me better on the football field. This camp helps me work on my footwork, reading defenses, and it's just a great thing to do."

Godfrey, who threw 26 touchdown passes as a junior, spoke about his development as a signal-caller.

"I think my greatest strength is my ability to read defenses," Godfrey said. "I can see the field well and I know where to go with the football. I've been starting since I was a freshman and I've received great coaching. I think I've been taught to play the position the right way. I think I have very good arm strength and I'm athletic enough to make plays outside the pocket."

Godfrey is listed at 6-0 in height and that is his only apparent weakness, but that doesn't seem to be turning away college recruiters. He currently lists ten offers and is hearing from most of the top programs in the country.

"I like Michigan, South Florida, Florida State, Miami, Tennessee and Ohio State," he stated. "This summer I will be more of a leader. I want to be able to lift my team, sort of like Tim Tebow does for Florida. We have a great team coming back and we expect to win the state championship this year. I think that will impress the college coaches more than putting up numbers."

Godfrey spoke about his feelings toward Ohio State.

"I'm very interested in Ohio State, no doubt about that," he said. "They haven't offered me yet, but if they do I would definitely love to take a visit up there to check them out. As long as they promise me a shot at playing quarterback, and not receiver, I would be interested in Ohio State. That's what I'm telling all the schools, and I feel it's best to let them know that. I can run or pass, and I think I'm the dual-threat type of quarterback that teams are looking for. Right now I'm basically interested in every team that's interested in me."

Within 24 hours of the camp ending, Godfrey learned he had been offered a scholarship by Michigan. This adds to offers from Miami, Tennessee and others.

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