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