3-star DB Godwin meets with new USF staff

Freedom's Nate Godwin, a standout local defensive back prospect with 14 offers committed to Minnesota but that hasn't stop schools from making a late push for his services. The 5-foot-11, 180 pound DB spoke with the Bulls new head coach Willie Taggart and made a visit this past weekend. Read on for all the details on the trip and see where USF stands.

Freedom (Tampa) defensive back Nate Godwin committed to Minnesota after an official visit in October, but several schools are making a late push for his services.

"Yeah a few schools have been in contact with me, Louisville, USF, and Mississippi State." said Godwin. "There could be late offers after Christmas. The D-coordinator needs to see my film at Louisville and Mississippi State said they will let me know if I have offer or not January."

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Godwin had a USF offer at one point, but they filled up. Now that there's a new Coach at the helm, the Bulls are making a strong push for the local talent defensive back. 

"I spoke with Coach Taggart Friday night on phone and he said to come to school at 10 am next morning to meet in person and that went well," said Godwin. "He said I most likely should have the offer when new D-coordinator comes in about a week."

The local standout said what he thought of the Bulls new head coach.

"He's a good guy and has a really good plan for USF," said Godwin. "He's a great recruiter, knows what it takes to win and be successful."

The meeting went well as the Bulls coach had good things to say.

"He said he really likes me, knows of me and loved my film," said Godwin. "He also said all of past coaches at USF and coaches he knew talked very highly of me."

Godwin, who has been to USF many times talked about what it was like being over at USF with a new staff.

"I mean it was different. Coach Woodie and Taggart are different type of guys," said Godwin. They are guys that have a lot of fire and them. Holtz staff was more laid back."

The Freedom defensive back said he got a good vibe from the new staff.

"They're cool guys and seem like they really care about their players," said Godwin. "And they won't let anything get in the way of them winning championships."

After his morning visit Godwin went to play in the Hillsborough All Star game.

"That went good, but I was just out there having fun," said Godwin. "I didn't take it to serious, but still made a couple of big hits!

Now that there's is a renewed interest, Godwin said where he stands with the Bulls.

"I like them a lot, but I'm still committed to Minnesota," said Godwin. "If I get re-offered by them, then I will reconsider."

The local prospect talked about some things that kept USF in the running.

"The big things are that they're very close to home and I'm very familiar with them," said Godwin. "That and the opportunity for early playing time there"

As of now Godwin has no visits planned, but that could change, so stay tuned with USFNation.com for more updates.

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