Godfrey Has Syracuse Connections

Syracuse has been looking hard at defensive backs in Florida for their 2014 class. They offered three star Miramar (FL) defensive back Andre Godfrey. He discusses the offer, his interest in the Orange including connections to the current roster, visit plans and more inside.

Syracuse continues to look hard at defensive back prospects in the Sunshine State. The latest to receive an offer is three star Miramar (FL) DB Andre Godfrey.

"I called Coach (George) McDonald) first," Godfrey explained. "I talked to him and he passed it over to Coach (Fred) Reed. After Coach Reed I talked to the defensive coordinator (Chuck Bullough). He handed it off to Coach (Scott) Shafer and he gave me the offer.

"They told me about the scheme that they have. They saw some things on my film that I could implement into their scheme and make a big impact for Syracuse."

Lucky for the Orange, Godfrey has connections to the current roster.

"I know Syracuse is up and coming right now," Godfrey explained. "I know we have some alumni that go to Syracuse (Keon Lyn, Sean Avant). I know a lot of players they put in the league. The coaches up there are great and the production at Syracuse is very good right now. Syracuse is a team that I could see myself going to and being productive."

Godfrey plans on speaking with both Lyn and Avant about Syracuse. If those two players help the Orange recruit the Miramar High standout, it could pay dividends down the road.

"Yes I know both," Godfrey admitted. "I talked to Sean this morning as a matter of fact. He told me Syracuse was interested. I plan on speaking to both him and Keon about Syracuse.

"It's going to be a big factor because when you go to college, you want to feel like you're at home. You want to have people that you relate to. For them to be there when I get there, I'll have somebody I can talk to and chill out with."

Don't expect Godfrey to visit the Syracuse campus this summer, however. He says he is focused on official visits before he makes a decision.

"I'm not going to take any visits over the summer," Godfrey claimed. "If I do go on any unofficial visits it'll be with my teammates and my coach. Just local schools like UM (Miami), maybe go up the road to Florida or Florida State. No out of state visits.

"On September 1st, whoever I've been talking to the most, I'm going to make a top six. Then I'll look at taking official visits. I'll take two during the season and the others after the season. I'll have my decision after that."

Godfrey added that Louisville, Utah, Western Michigan, South Florida, Boston College and Indiana in addition to Syracuse are recruiting him the hardest.

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