Posted: 10:47 am Friday, May 30th, 2014

UGA’s top football recruit to visit Auburn and Alabama this weekend 

By Michael Carvell

UGA’s top football recruit for 2015 will visit two SEC rivals this weekend.

Terry Godwin, a 5-star athlete from Callaway High School, will take recruiting trips to Auburn on Saturday and Alabama on Sunday.

UGA 5-star commit Terry Godwin (247sports)

UGA 5-star commit Terry Godwin (247sports)

Godwin, who committed to UGA last January, said the Bulldogs know all about his weekend plans.

“Yes sir, we’ve already talked about it,” Godwin told the AJC. “They (UGA) said it’s OK as long as I let them know who all I’m going to visit and I keep them informed.”

Godwin’s first stop will be for Auburn’s Big Cat weekend, which is the SEC school’s biggest recruiting weekend of the summer. Auburn is located only 50 miles from Godwin’s home.

“I just want to go to Auburn and see how the coaches and their families get along with the players,” Godwin explained. “They’re a big family, and the coaches really care about the players. I want to see what they’re like outside of football.”

On Sunday, Godwin, his parents, and his sister will make the ride over to Alabama.

“I want to go there to talk to Coach Saban again and Coach Smart, and just have a good time with the recruitment,” he said.

“(Alabama) tells me all the good things that any recruit would want to hear. The coaches are always talking about how they’ve won 15 national championships there, and that’s a huge number. And Alabama is sending guys to the league. They are doing great things.”

There’s also an interesting connection between Alabama and Callaway: Two of Godwin’s high school coaches are the brothers of Alabama assistant and top recruiter Billy Napier. Godwin claims that it won’t affect his consideration of the Crimson Tide.

“It’s a great connection but at the end of the day, it doesn’t have anything to do with my recruiting,” he said. “It’s all about what they have going on up at Alabama.”

So here’s the big question: What is the status of Godwin’s commitment to UGA? “Since I’m committed, I’m 100-percent with UGA right now. Nothing will be final until signing day. The recruitment is going all the way down until signing day. Everything will be final on signing day.”

111 comments
Sleepy Dawg
Sleepy Dawg

Even if his kid comes, he will be a non factor, and the biggest bust since Crowell.  We are dominated on the sidelines by real coaches. I see a 7-5 sort f year being throttled by all the good teams we face.  We will probably beat Tech, but who cares.  It is high time for a colored coach, whether he be Mexican or Black.  He would be able to relate to the inner city ghetto youth who we need to win championships.  I do not care if they have off the field issues with law enforcement hell there can be 40 arrests a season all I care.  Let themplay and bring home some hardware

loel
loel

Alabama and Auburn have no choice but to recruit outside of their state.  The players are just not there.  Florida and Georgia are loaded every year and many players have to go out of state for scholarships.  Going away from home is just a thrill the young kids have never had and that draws a lot of them away.  

Contractor1
Contractor1

Nothing at all wrong with the guy visiting other schools and seeing what these towns and programs are like.  Most of them have never been out of their hometown, so this is an awesome wa to see the landscape.

If Georgia fans feel solid about his commitment, then there's nothing to worry about for y'all.  No reason to defend yourselves, and no reason to pick an argument and call people names that just make you look dumb yourselves.

BrownianMotion
BrownianMotion

alabama and auburn will try to buy him off when he gets to town---richt better call their ADs and lay down the law

LakeDawg
LakeDawg

There is always danger when your commit visits the state of Alabama. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

kerryb
kerryb

What could South Carolina possibly call it's BIG weekend?

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

Jon Ledbetter is committed (right) to Bama at this time but that will not hold. His brother Rhaheim Ledbetter  is transferring from Southern so if Mark has a spare slot then maybe UGA can get a package deal. I hope Jon will got to UGA instead of the cow college. Nick has been recruiting over the top of him since he gave his commit.

Dawggie
Dawggie

Never, ever rule out AU.


"The money at Auburn was too much." - Cam Newton

Princess_Leia
Princess_Leia

It sounds like the kid has wised up and decided to play for a winner.

Chuck_UGA
Chuck_UGA

Those two will be lining up jobs for Godwin's family members, so expect a decommit as a bidding war will result.

Red-Dog
Red-Dog

Any updates on  Godwin's visit down at catfest today? Hope he's not allergic to hayrides....


KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

Gus and the barn crew can explain how they finished 86th in the country in graduation rates for Black football players in 2011. (USA Today). 86th in Div 1 football. The cow college....ain't nuthing like Um

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

To many RED DOGS !!!! I can't tell them apart!

Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

Guys, I know there are decommits at every school.  Each player should be judged on his own word not what others before him have done.  I say respect this kids integrity and give him our support, nothing more complicated than that.

RED DOG 77
RED DOG 77

@Michael Carvell...........As you and many of your readers may know I have been reading and posting on your site foe quite some time now. I hope that you monitor posts and eliminate those using others "Enames"...........I've been going by RED DOG 77  for a number of years only to find a Red-Dog now posting on your site.............Thank You for your help...........RED

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

not sweatin' it one way or the other...he'd look good in red and black, but if he flips, good luck to him...it's his life/his decision...we'll be fine either way...go dogs

gomdawg
gomdawg

@Contractor1 IF he is commitment , that's his word ( which means nothing to these kids )


KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

Godwin is spending two nights in TitleTown. Bama has a chance. It looks like Bama is passing on the Settle kid. Ohio State/VT has passed as well due to supposed handlers involved.

kerryb
kerryb

@Princess_Leia Why would he want to play for the flash in the pan school.  Win a bunch of games one season and stink for the next 3-4 seasons.  I believe they usually average about 4-5 losses a year.  In 2012 they couldn't even win 1 SEC game the whole season.

kerryb
kerryb

@Princess_Leia For your information a report from him was just posted and he said he is still 100% committed to UGA.  He said fans don't need to worry because he doesn't see that changing.  He also said just sit back and relax and let him have fun with recruiting.

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

@Princess_Leia Yep.....he is a goner. He knows UGA is gonna suck this year with Mason Hudson under center.

RED DOG 77
RED DOG 77

@Red-Dog Yup, it was reported 5* Terry Godwin kept mumbling all Saturday afternoon "Love the Dog in Red...........Love the Dog in Red"...........RED

RED DOG 77
RED DOG 77

@Red-Dog  Yup, a reliable source indicated 5* Terry Godwin kept mumbling something like "Love those Dogs in Red" over and over............RED

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

Auburn continued its push to flip Georgia commit Terry Godwin on Saturday when the five-star prospect visited the Plains again for Big Cat Weekend.

"It was just a great day," Godwin said of Saturday's visit. You come here and everybody's having fun. It's just one big family down here."

Godwin committed to Georgia in January, but has since showed significant interest in other programs, most notably Auburn and Alabama.

"(The Auburn coaches) were just telling me, 'Just pick the best school that you and your family talk about and make sure you make the right decision,'" he said. "'Never burn bridges and always have good connections with the coaches. Whatever school you don't go to, stay in touch with them, no matter what.'"

"Everybody's neck and neck. It's going to come down to Feb. 2. No one stands out right now."

C-Kirk
C-Kirk

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

That is not very good when there are only about 125 teams in Division 1.

But , then again why do these kids need to graduate at Auburn. They are being told that if you go to Auburn that it doesn't matter if you graduate because all of them will make over 50 Million dollar the next 15 years in Pro Ball. In reality if 10% make it to the Pro that is a good number. For those who are fortunate enough to make Pro Ball the family atmosphere of a Junior College or small country town  doesn't get them ready to live in LA, New York, or any other big city. But, then again what is best for the player is not on Auburn's " WIN AT ALL COST " top ten list. Time to face reality young men , wake up and grow up.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@RED DOG 77 


Red-Dog is different than Red Dog 77.  Also....post an icon with your name as Re-Dog has done and everyone will know the difference easily.

caneowar
caneowar

@Dewnsav  I'm worried. If he is visiting the Alabama schools then he's fishing. Before too long we'll see if the bait ($$$$$) they fed him was enough.

RED DOG 77
RED DOG 77

@Red-Dog @RED DOG 77  Looks like a simple request to respect  ones name wouldn't bring such venom, but I guess that's the way it goes, by the way "Red Dog" how long have you been going  by "Red Dog"?.........Love your name, big boy............RED

RED DOG 77
RED DOG 77

@TampGator1 @RED DOG 77  Actually Red-Dog is different from RED DOG 77, not different than RED DOG 77...........just thought you might want to clean that one up Mr...........RED

RED DOG 77
RED DOG 77

@Stone Cold Jim @RED DOG 77  Yes, indeed I believe I will live with it, I was considering more drastic measures until I read your post.........have you ever considered being a crisis counselor?.........I think you'd be great..........Love, RED

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@caneowar @Dewnsav Guess UGA will just have to get him some more $$ than AU is offering, them dawgs have lots of $$$.

C-Kirk
C-Kirk

@Dawg-Gawn @KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

I do think he will stay committed but what Auburn and Alabama does so good is keep doubt in the Recruit's mind and Georgia is not as pushy as the other two. Georgia needs to win 11 to 14 games this year and especially beat Auburn. That will take care of most doubters.

Chuck_UGA
Chuck_UGA

Show us where UGA has even had a single allegation of payola in 50 years (unlike Bammer and especially the Barn). Crickets.......

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

Alabama is all business and that is the selling point. It's not like Nick is trying to trick the guy(recruits) into what will happen if they select Bama. No Missing Man teams or Dream Teams.

Dawg-Gawn
Dawg-Gawn

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie 

Jon Ledbetter is committed (right) to Bama at this time but that will not hold. His brother Rhaheim Ledbetter is transferring from Southern so if Mark has a spare slot then maybe UGA can get a package deal. I hope Jon will go to UGA instead of the cow college. "Nick has been recruiting over the top of him since he gave his commit"...

Absolute trickery and deception (if true) shown by Nick Saban to a 17 year old recruit who is trying as student/athlete to find a mature adult who will mentor, educate/coach and develop him into becoming a REAL MAN in this falling corrupt world of today's time.

The University of Alabama is not a business.. But suppose to be a place of higher education to teach and fully reach maturation in our youth to be better prepared for the future...

Thanks... WetWillie for your honest exposure of the darkside of human nature...

"BELIEVE" in the G

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

Dawg.....Call me when Bama has  Elephant Night or Missing Man Team or Ring Team.....people might listen to you  if you actually had some facts.