Georgia Football Recruiting: Player Profile – Terry Godwin
Terry Godwin – ☆☆☆☆☆
Rivals – #8 Overall; #1 ATH; #2 in GA
247 Sports – #49 Overall; #4 ATH; #7 in GA
ESPN – #35 Overall; #5 ATH; #6 in GA
Importance To This Class: #1
What Stands Out?
Terry could very well be the best receiver recruit UGA has had committed since AJ Green in 2008. From watching his film, there’s no glaring weakness that I’m able to see. He has great speed, great agility, and ball skills second to none in the class of 2015. I’m amazed at how fluidly he runs and shakes off defenders, and you can tell right away that this is going to be one special kid.
How Will He Fit In?
With the loss of so many offensive playmakers next year, Godwin is exactly what this Georgia team needs. I don’t think it’s going too far out on a limb to say that he could be starting at wide receiver for his first game as a Bulldog. Since AJ Green left in 2010, UGA hasn’t really had an elite wide receiver who’s demanded the defense’s attention. Sure Malcolm Mitchell has shown spurts, but we’ve never gotten to see what he can really do due to all his injuries. For the last few years, Georgia has just had “possession” receivers. They haven’t been bad, but they haven’t done anything spectacular. I think Godwin changes this. With defenses having to respect the strong running game of Georgia, Godwin will be able to stretch the field and have an enormous impact. Like AJ Green, Godwin will force teams to put an extra defender on him, leaving other, also talented, playmakers in single coverage. Another way I believe Godwin will be featured is with the jump ball. Think AJ Green vs. LSU:
It will certainly be fun to have another receiver who you can throw it up to and know he’s going to come down with it.
I also believe Godwin will have a huge impact on the defensive side of the ball. He has stated many times that he would like to play both ways, and he’s certainly capable of that. It’s has been ages since UGA has had a shutdown cornerback, and it would be nice to feel comfortable about that position instead of it always being our question mark.
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