"He's got a nice frame," head coach Bill Ragans said. "He plays hard and he's a very aggressive kid."
Godfrey will exhibit that aggressiveness at tight end and outside linebacker this fall after playing exclusively defense as a junior last season.
"A lot of people like him at tight end," Ragans said, "but we're kind of getting away from the tight-end set. He's playing really well at outside linebacker. He's got a good-sized frame. If he can put on some weight, he'll end up being a heck of an outside linebacker/defensive end type of player."
Asked to pinpoint the best aspect of Godfrey's game, Ragans replied: "He runs to the football, and he's in a bad mood when he gets there.
Godfrey's development would be a lot further along if not for a couple of tough breaks. He broke a thumb in 2010 that sidelined him for several games and limited him in several others.
"He played well early, broke his thumb, then struggled a little when he came back," Ragans said. "He missed three games, came back before the thumb was completely healed and still caught 15-20 balls. He's a pretty tough rascal."
Another setback cost Godfrey more developmental time in recent months.
"He missed part of offseason workouts due to a school program," Ragans said.
Because they realize Godfrey has just begun to scratch his potential, major-college recruiters are intrigued by his upside.
That's understandable. Godfrey has two things college coaches prize - quickness and growth potential.
"He runs pretty well for a big kid," Ragans said. "And he's got the frame to put on another 15 to 20 pounds."