Godfrey on the Home Stretch

One of the top remaining defensive backs on Wisconsin's recruiting board, Miramar (FL) High's Andre Godfrey is down to his final three schools and has an idea when his final decision will come.

One of the top defensive targets left on the board for Wisconsin is Miramar (FL) senior safety Andre Godfrey, who is starting to wrap things up with his recruitment.

"Things are starting to get closer and I may be going on the 17th of January to UCLA," Godfrey told BadgerNation. "I probably won't take anymore official visits after that. I like to make my decision soon, so probably a week or two after my UCLA visit. I am just looking for how the campus is like, what the coaches are like and that is basically it. I will go where I feel most comfortable. My top list is Wisconsin, UCLA and Utah in no order."

Badgers wide receiver coach Chris Beatty and secondary coach Bill Busch have tag teamed the recruitment of the 6-0, 180-pound physical safety, who took an official visit to Wisconsin on Oct.12, and made their presence felt.

"I speak to Coach Beatty and Coach Busch all the time," said Godfrey. "I had an in-home visit with Coach Beatty awhile ago and it went very good. He told me that I could come right in and make an impact. They are not really trying to force me to commit or anything like that because they aren't the type to do so. I see that program headed in the right direction and coming in, I would look to compete right away.

"There is no problem with the distance regarding Wisconsin. I just need to find the place that is most comfortable to me. It does also help that Wisconsin is recruiting Florida guys because I know they will have the same mind set as me."

A new team that has spurted onto the scene for the No. 126 ranked safety in the land and three-star prospect is Utah and the Utes recently got an official visit from Godfrey, which was better than expected.

"The official visit to Utah went good," said Godfrey. "It was better than what I expected. I thought it was going to be kind of boring, but there was a lot to do in Utah."

Wisconsin currently has verbal commitments from Florida athletes defensive end Rohan Blackwood (Brooksville), quarterback D.J. Gillins (Jacksonville), safety Austin Hudson (Tampa), receiver Natrell Jamerson (Ocala) and safety Serge Trezy (Orlando).

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