Godkin Still Waits On the Pac-10

Daniel Godkin, the 6-4, 220-pound defensive end/linebacker from Las Vegas (Nev.) Palo Verde, has some scholarship offers, but wants an offer from the Pac-10. He talked to us about the schools he speaks with and what they're telling him...

Las Vegas (Nev.) Palo Verde defensive end Daniel Godkin (6-4, 220) is still sitting on four scholarship offers, and while recruiting has hit a lull for him as summer kicks in, Godkin has been in consistent communication with several programs.

And the feedback Godkin is getting is generally positive.

"Most schools are saying they want to see how my senior year starts, and then they'll decide if they'll offer me after that," said Godkin. "I'll get my first three games out on film and then we'll see what happens."

Godkin has offers from in-state programs UNLV and Nevada, as well as Southern Utah and Northern Arizona, but stays in contact with many other schools. "I still talk to Coach (Chuck) Bullough at UCLA like once a week, and I'm still talking with Arizona State and Arizona," said Godkin. "I'm supposed to be going up to Stanford on July 24th for a 1-Day Camp and I'll work out there and see what happens with them. And Wyoming has been talking to me recently. I talked to Coach (Marcus) Arroyo and he said they will be watching my first few games. I also did the USC Lineman Camp and I thought I did really well there."

While Godkin said no school is in the lead, he did say he's hopeful for a Pac-10 offer.

"I'm honestly happy with every school that has offered me, but I would love to play in the Pac-10, so I really like schools like UCLA, Arizona State, Arizona and Stanford," said Godkin.

Godkin said he's also been trying a new position, which could help enhance his recruitment.

"We were at the Southern Utah camp as a team, and my coaches put me at middle linebacker the second day and I was lighting guys up," said Godkin. "I had played only defensive end but my coaches are talking about me maybe playing middle linebacker this season. I'd be real cool with that. At first I wasn't sure, but the more I played it and the more I was hitting guys, and lighting them up, the more I was cool with it."

And Godkin said that the move could help in showing his versatility.

"I'm a solid 225 right now, and 6-4 and I can move, so colleges might look at me and see that I could play in the middle if I end up playing there and have a good season," said Godkin. "They already know I can play defensive end."

Academically, Godkin is in fine shape, carrying a 3.7 GPA and achieving a qualifying score on the SAT.

As a junior, he had 90 tackles, six sacks, recovered five fumbles and blocked two punts for Palo Verde. He earned Second Team All-State honors and First Team All-Region selection as both a defensive end and offensive tackle, despite missing two games following hand surgery.


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