Posted: 1:11 pm Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Terry Godwin: 5-star commits to UGA 

By Michael Carvell

5-star Terry Godwin of Callaway High School (12thmanpromotions.com)

5-star Terry Godwin of Callaway High School (12thmanpromotions.com)

UGA caught one of the state’s biggest fish on Saturday.

Terry Godwin, who is ranked as the state’s No. 3 overall prospect for 2015 and could push for the top spot, committed to UGA over Auburn.

“UGA has been there since Day One,” Godwin told the AJC. “Coach Richt and (assistant John) Lilly have been like father figures to me, and they’ve helped me become a better person. It just felt right to go there.”

The 5-star prospect is a two-way standout at Callaway High School. He will play wide receiver at UGA, but will also get a look at defensive back and special teams as a returner.

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound junior said he decided to commit to UGA after seeing Lilly at his basketball game on Friday night. He called Richt to give him the news on Saturday morning.

“When I told Coach Richt, the phone got silent,” Godwin said. “Then I heard a big hooray and a lot of screaming. He was so glad that I had committed. He was just happy, and it brings a lot of responsibility that I’m a Bulldog.”

Godwin said UGA edged out Auburn in a close recruiting battle. “It was down to those two schools. As parents looked deep into it, we decided on Georgia. They’ve been there for me since the beginning.”

Why did Godwin commit so early? He could’ve played this out over the next year and committed to national TV.

“I went ahead and committed because now I can focus on me, my schoolwork and helping my high school football team do what we need to do,” he said. “It relieves a lot of pressure off my shoulders. It feels great.”

Godwin is UGA’s third commit for 2015, joining Griffin wide receiver Christian Owens and defensive back Rico McGraw of Nashville.

McGraw, who is rated as the No. 2 junior out of Tennessee, committed to UGA on Thursday, one day after being offered by new Bulldogs defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt. However, McGraw did point out to reporters that it was more than Pruitt’s hiring, that he had been waiting for a UGA offer for a “long time.”

Godwin said he hadn’t met or talked to Pruitt yet, but that his relationship with Lilly and Richt played a big factor in his UGA decision.

There are only two juniors in Georgia ranked higher than Godwin, North Gwinnett High School offensive lineman Mitch Hyatt (Clemson is heavy frontrunner due to family connections) and Westover High School defensive tackle Trent Thompson (UGA is rumored to be the leader). Godwin has a good chance at leaping both Hyatt and Thompson in the rankings after his dominating performance in last month’s Rising Seniors junior all-star game.

One of the state’s top juniors made an unofficial visit to UGA this weekend

SINCE YOU LAST VISITED THE BLOG!

THE LATEST RECRUITING NEWS

AND MORE

BOOKMARK THE AJC’S RECRUITING PAGE

161 comments
BAMABABE
BAMABABE

sounds like a great all around kid...good pick up for ga...

BigGAdawg
BigGAdawg

No doubt this young man will contribute from the beginning.  We have been coming up short in the WR department lately.  Hopefully there will be some improvement this fall but Godwin will be a great addition.

BigGAdawg
BigGAdawg

Terry Godwin, welcome to the BullDawg Nation.  Hope you can get finished up early and enroll in Jan 2015.  That extra coaching and study time with the playbook really seems to give players a boost.  All Bulldogs welcome you and are proud of you, but those of us in Troup Co. are especially happy about your decision.

GO DAWGS!!!

WOOF WOOF WOOF!!!

TampGator1
TampGator1

Back to recruiting......


Florida offered Rocel McWilliams, a Missouri commit, to play the hybrid LB/DE position.  Seems to me that the offer tends to be communicating that Lorenzo Carter is headed to Georgia.  We will see..... 

keendaddy
keendaddy

Knowshon Moreno's heading to the Super Bowl !

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Buckeye.....


Muschamp and the Gators had a real bad year.  Don't get used to it.  And what again were the Michigan State and Clemson final scores?  And what was it that Spence was taking (or...."slipped to him") to enhance his performance on the field?



@Keendaddy.....


I didn't slam the Georgia basketball program..........#7 ranked Florida did....by 20 plus! 

And you would care about Georgia basketball if they were ranked #7 and recently slammed Florida by 20.  Just saying.  

RonnieReagan
RonnieReagan

Young people make bad decisions. Hopefully he won't be influenced by his probation nation!

TampGator1
TampGator1

" Urban is lying up his speed. Watch out."


@Buckeye....


When did Meyer start lying about....speed.....as well as everything else?  


TampGator1
TampGator1

Keendaddy.....


Don't turn into a Buckeye......especially since your team is the only SEC team to lose to the little 10...little 10. 

and,,,,,,

DawgGawn commented on basketball, saying how great the Georgia program is.  I just commented on his comment.   But I do believe my Gators basketball team won by over 20 vs, DawgGawn's favorite basketball team.   



keendaddy
keendaddy

Buckykat,

quit you're lying and go to church. You're welcome...

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Built a little like Barney Fife, tough and wirey. Maybe he hasnt hit his growth spurt yet.

THEBuckeye
THEBuckeye

It does not make any sense that the "biggest fish" only weighs 170 lbs. 

HendoDawg
HendoDawg

Slaw...as a suggestion, take the "annual contribution" and spend it on a spelling class?


Regarding Terry Godwin, pretty impressive looking prospect. 2012 return stats: 25 returns, 1.200 return yards and 11 td's. That is a 48 ypr average...wow!

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

SlawDawg, shone the door. Are you moist brother?

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Dont forget targeting Bucky.

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

Goodwin will decommit before NSD in 2015. Coach Rick is a good man but he made a too fast hire with John Pruitt. If Pruitt was that good, Jumbo Fisher would have ponied up more $$$$ to keep him. The word on the skreet is that John Pruitt is another Bobby Patreeno. He had trouble keeping is boxers on in Tallahassle and, lets not forget, he is engaged to a 23 year old child. John Pruitt is old enough to be her father.....plus he is FUGLY and BALD. I guess money talks. We are in for a long season this coming year with Mason Hudson under center. I watched him play at Lassater High School and he melts under pressure which we saw in the Nebraska game. I have notitifed the UGA AD that my annual contribution is on hold until I see better results or Mark Rick is shone the door.

THEBuckeye
THEBuckeye

Yo doggie, you're not even in the Top 10 recruiting class. 

Dawggie
Dawggie

When's Probation over for Free Tatts U?

big10! big10!

keendaddy
keendaddy

Carter would look good in Red n Black...

keendaddy
keendaddy

TG,

no difference in your lie, and Buckykat's. "I didn't slam UGAs bball, UF did by 20 ! All you needed was a lol on the end of the sentence. You want to troll, at least admit it. I'm a Dawgfan on a story about something Dawgs. Try to understand your a guest or a pest, your choice...

keendaddy
keendaddy

Tamp,

I care about all things UGA, but still hate bball. This is a football blog about football. Sad thing is, we had a down year at 8-5, but we weren't near as bad as UF. I forgot, did Y'all make a Bowl? Not important, you would have lost like we did!

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

@TampGator1 T-Gator, wouldn't bark too loud about UGA losing to a little 10 team in a bowl game...remember Georgia Southern ?? Go Eagles !!

keendaddy
keendaddy

Damn Tamp! Buckeye? Really? That's some cold shinizle. If you are calling me a troll while talking in a blog about Georgia stuff, what does that make you? Then you say I'm turning into a known techie who pretends to be a buckeye? You know I like UF, just not going to listen to you slam the basketball team here ! (Even though I could care less about bball)

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@THEBuckeye


 The guy is just a Junior so maybe he is 15 years old and maybe will gain a couple of inches(Like your nose) and gain 15 - 20 lbs before he ever sets foot between the hedges!!!!!!!!!!


Maybe you should contact all those responsible for rating him a 5* and get their reason(s)

POAD2013
POAD2013

@HendoDawg sounds like he is playing some very weak competition. 48 ypr sounds like nobody knows how to tackle, but tackling on all levels seems to be lacking these days.

FireSomebody
FireSomebody

@SlawDawg Weak effort.  Unoriginal.  Not a clever line or misspelling in the post.  Don't quit your day job.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@THEBuckeye


Recruiting class rankings don't mount to a popcorn fart in a tornado UNTIL.................................They get it done on the field!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THEBuckeye
THEBuckeye

@Dawggie I think we're down to a couple more scholarships this year but will otherwise sign a Top 3 class - again. Urban is lying up his speed. Watch out. 

keendaddy
keendaddy

Buckykat,Does not make any sense that the "biggest fish" only weights 170 lbs.

It makes plenty of sense unless you're a troll and have zero idea of phonetics and semantics. See Bucky, I know I don't need to explain the idea behind the "biggest fish in the pond" means. GeezeLouise, you'll argue about any stupid thing you can think of. When you said that the biggest fish doesn't make sense because he's 170 lbs, you are lying. You may not agree with the analogy, but that's because most trolls think that they're cute. Thought you were smarter. Please try to limit your obvious subterfuge and outright lies...

keendaddy
keendaddy

Usually, your last post , lol...

keendaddy
keendaddy

He knows, just trolling for bites. Funny how the truth doesn't interest a techie troll...

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@THEBuckeye@Dawggie


We all know Urban is "lying up his speed" as you wrote above but are surprised you would put it in print!!!!!!!!!!


Confession is good for the soul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hawkman0718
hawkman0718

@THEBuckeye @DawggieYou need more than speed.  Better focus on being physical with Michigan State or you won't have a chance at anything big, like a national championship. The south still holds that trophy.  Dream on.

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

@keendaddy Worked Completion Center 31 years, hangars 3 and 4...fabricating aircraft furniture, installing aircraft furniture, Lead on Installations, Lead in Wood Shop, Manager of Wood Shop for 6 years, now I'm an ME... hangar 10...Custom Woodwork & Plastic...wow, spent a lot of time over there inspecting furniture fabricated for my shop...started in Hardeeville then moved to Pooler...go dogs

keendaddy
keendaddy

BTW, hated hanger 5, and we may know each other, lol...

keendaddy
keendaddy

Funny, funny, funny. We know a lot of the Same folks, I'm sure.

CWP, PPI, Sav. Air, Southern Elite Cabinetry (Brunswick), AFG Annnnnnnnnnd SAI...We have done lots for GAC. Worked exterior at hanger 5...

keendaddy
keendaddy

Dewnsav,

I am in interiors too, lol! ;)

keendaddy
keendaddy

@Dewnsav

Realllllllllly, lol ! What a small world. We might hate each other, lmbo...

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

@keendaddy pity is easier than forgiving...but hey, it's just a game, right ?? saw where you were in aviation in a post the other day...that is my field...interiors...go dogs

keendaddy
keendaddy

Dewnsav,

what was I thinking? I just got back from church so it's not hard to forgive him....and pity him...

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

@keendaddy K=Daddy, forgive buckeye...he was thinking of the fish fry his coach throws...a tek tradition...go dogs

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@hawkman0718


Hawk:


It ain't easy to play a full schedule of Cream Puffs and still be prepared to play a "REAL" team so maybe we should cut Suckeye a little slack although he comes on here and reminds me of an inbred Blowfly!!!!