QB Godfrey: Knows What he's Looking For

Quarterback Jeffrey Godfrey is one of the top rated passers in Florida this year. In this exclusive interview, thehe 3-star Miami Central QB talks about what he is looking for in his college choice. Stay informed with USFNation.com

Miami Central Quarterback Jeffrey Godfrey is considered one of the top quarterbacks in Florida for 2010. As a junior the Miami-Central standout led his team to the second round of the 6A playoffs, as he threw for 2,126 and 26 touchdowns with only 5 interceptions, and this summer he's working on improving on those numbers.

"Everything has been going good this summer," said Godfrey. "I just got back from the FSU camp, and that was straight. This weekend I'm going to that 7-on-7 camp up in Orlando."

The Orlando camp is the Champion Gridiron Kings, an elite high school football event that features the best players in the game's seven skill positions. It's held at Walt Disney World and will be televised on ESPN.

"I'm going up there by myself, I think I'm the only player from Miami going," said Godfrey. "I'll be there all weekend, and I'm looking forward to it."

On the recruiting front Godfrey has 15 offers from schools like Michigan, Florida State, USF, Miami, Tennessee, Ohio State, Georgia, S. Carolina, Oregon and West Virginia among others.

"The recruiting process is going great right now," said Godfrey. "I'm getting a lot of letters from everybody, but I get the most from UCF, South Florida, and Oregon. I'd say USF and FSU are recruiting me the hardest."

With a slew of big time offers, Godfrey is still only considering schools that will give him the opportunity to play quarterback.

"Most schools are offering me at QB, but Florida, Michigan, Ohio State, and West Virginia have me as an athlete."

"This summer I'm working on reading defenses better, my footwork, and my timing. I'm also working on things with my teammates to get better on the football field. that way we can go farther this upcoming season."

The talented dual-threat QB won't name any favorites at this point, but does know a few things that have caught his attention with several programs, including the offenses they run.

"I've been looking at the different offenses from each program," said Godfrey. "Florida State and South Florida, I like the type of offenses that they run, and also Oregon."

Godfrey, who wants to major in accounting, is concerned with academics besides football. "I'm looking for a top-notch school that going to put the books before football, not just a school that wants me there as an athlete, but also wants me as a student."

"Florida State, South Florida and UCF all talked a lot about academics," said Godfrey. "Those schools have great coaches who talk to me all the time to see how I'm doing, and it's not just about football. They ask how my day was, and academic wise."

At USF Godfrey talks to several coaches but says he has the most contact with Coach Larry Scott.

"Coach Scott, he's a great coach, and I love him to death, and love him like my own dad. We talk all the time and he tells me to call me anytime I have a problem and he'll just sit there and talk to me about anything. And he's just a great guy."

The Miami Central standout has already spent considerable time at FSU and has been to the campus of UCF, but hasn't spent any time at South Florida, which he hopes to change very soon."

"I haven't been there yet but I'm going to go up there in about two weeks. My coach is trying to arrange for me to go up there before school starts, so I can check everything out. I'm looking forward to that."

It's been noted that Godfrey and his teammates, WR Joshua Reese and RB Brandon Gainer want to play together in college, and both will be joining him on the visit.

"Yes we're going to go up together. We're going to go to school together. We've been talking about that for some time now, wherever we decide to go we want to go together. Also our running back Brandon Gainer, all three of us want to go to the same school, and get the job done."

Stay tuned with USFNation.com, as we keep you updated on Jeffrey Godfrey and his Miami Central teammates through their visit schedule.


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