Terry Godwin to Georgia: Bulldogs Land 5-Star Athlete Prospect

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJanuary 18, 2014

Photo courtesy of 247Sports.com

Terry Godwin has been viewed as one of the most dynamic athletes in the 2014 college football recruiting class for quite some time, so it is fair to say that the Georgia Bulldogs scored a major coup on Jan. 18, as Godwin announced via Twitter that he will play for Mark Richt's squad:

According to 247Sports.com, Godwin is a 5-star prospect who ranks No. 18 overall in the nation. It is unclear what position the 6'0", 165-pound native of Hogansville, Ga., will play in Athens, but he was both a wide receiver and a defensive back at Callaway High School.

Jake Rowe of Rivals.com seems to believe that Godwin's best chance at becoming an impact player for Georgia is at the cornerback position:

Paul Strelow of Rivals.com agrees, calling him a future NFL cornerback:

Godwin ultimately decided to stay in state, but the Bulldogs had plenty of competition from SEC foes such as Alabama and Auburn, as well as Clemson out of the ACC, per Logan Booker of Bulldawg Illustrated:

Godwin's commitment comes on the heels of a dominant performance in the Georgia Junior Bowl on Dec. 31. Godwin led to West squad to a 38-7 victory with four receptions for 86 yards, which prompted West head coach Rayvan Teague to rave about his abilities, according to Kevin Eckleberry of the Lagrange Daily News.

"He's a game-changer," said Teague, the head coach at Carrollton. "There's no doubt about it. You can just see everything he does, the way he moves, his speed, his hands. He's just a phenomenal player."

Georgia fans are certainly hoping that his impressive skill set will translate to the SEC. The SEC is often called the fastest conference in college football, so it will be interesting to see how the speedy Godwin fits in. 

Regardless of where Richt decides to play Godwin, it looks like the Bulldogs now have a future superstar on their hands.

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