Godfrey Open to Wisconsin

At the beginning of the week, Miramar (FL) safety Andre Godfrey didn't have the University of Wisconsin - a school he grew up watching - anywhere on his radar. After the Badgers offer Tuesday, the three-star safety is now intrigued.

Wisconsin made a splash early Tuesday morning when the staff offered Miramar (FL) safety Andre Godfrey. His nose for the ball and ball-hawking skills showed on the field last season by finishing with 85 tackles, four forced fumbles and four interceptions, so it was no surprise the Badgers liked what they saw on film.

"I came in the office this morning and I spoke with Coach Beatty," Godfrey told Badger Nation. "He told that the defensive coaches had looked over my film and wanted to offer me today.

"Wisconsin was a school that I was always interested in ever since I was in the Pop Warner league. I always watched them on T.V. and they always got a good program each and every year. Wisconsin is a great school and great football school to go to."

Although Beatty has been an aggressive recruiter for Wisconsin in his native Virginia, the Badgers' first-year wide receiver coach was assigned to southern portion of Florida and to Godfrey's school.

"I don't have too much of a relationship with Coach Beatty yet, but I plan on building one," Godfrey said. "I am going to give him a call and talk to him more about what the program has to offer me and we will go from there."

The 5-11, 185-pound safety claims 15 offers but no favorites because he wants to see what schools are really interested and continue to recruit him. Godfrey is looking to trim down his list of suitors and would like it to come sooner rather than later.

"I did plan on narrowing it down to a top five after spring, but I am going to wait a little bit longer because I have seen offers still coming in," he said. "When that starts to settle down then I will cut it down. I would say early August is when I want to have a top five. If I don't make my final decision a couple weeks after my top five is released, then I will just wait until after the season. I like to take some visits, but don't want to make any decision in the season.

"The factors that I will use in my decision is, number one, playing time. I want to go to a program and make an impact my freshmen year. The second thing is the fan base. I like seeing the fan bases of big schools. Last one is a family environment. I have to be able to talk to my coaches, teammates and hang out with those guys. I don't want to be too uptight and I want to be myself."

Already scheduled to camp at Tennessee on June 12th and planning on camping at Miami, Florida State, Florida, Georgia and Georgia Tech, Godfrey also feels that he could visit Wisconsin sometime in the future.

"Yesterday I didn't even think about visiting Wisconsin but now that I have an offer from them, I feel like I need to build my relationship with the coaches and see what they have," he said. "I am open to leaving Florida for school, so I have to check out these schools.

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