Godfrey Commits to Wake Forest

Dennis Godfrey threw a curve Monday. After being considered a strong North Carolina lean - to the point of almost committing - Godfrey verbally committed to Wake Forest Monday afternoon.

"I went to Wake today and I talked to Coach [Jeff] Mullen, the quarterbacks coach, and Jim Grobe, the head coach, and we sat down for a long time just talking about football, school, and academics," said Dennis Godfrey. "When I first went to Wake Forest I fell in love with Wake Forest because I was telling everybody it was like a second home to me. That feeling and sensation came back once again when I was talking to Coach Grobe and Coach Mullen.

"We talked a lot about football but what got me most was when we talked about academics. Wake Forest is second in the nation among academics perception wise. They graduate 95% of their athletes."

Godfrey claims his verbal commitment is firm and doesn't have any future plans to visit any other school besides Wake Forest - officially or unofficially - in the future.

Apparently the decision shocked Godfrey's coach, Asim McGill, also.

"He came up to me and said Coach I committed to Wake Forest today," said McGill. "He was in Winston-Salem today and he said that he liked it. He liked the small town fit, he was really impressed by the academics and the coaches, and he really wants to be a Demon Deacon."

Wake Forest doesn't only added a quality tight end to their recruiting class, but also a high character person.

"One thing Dennis has going for him is he's a great character kid," said McGill. "Dennis is one of those kids that wants to work. He's the type of kid when its time to leave the weight room he says ‘Hold on Coach I'm not ready to go.' He's not a gym rat, he's a work rat. I just think Wake is getting a great character kid."

On his way to all-conference honors, Godfrey caught 12 passes for 157 yards and a touchdown.

Godfrey also held offers from East Carolina and North Carolina before committing to Wake Forest.


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