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January 18, 2014

Godwin makes three for 2015

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Apparently, Twitter is becoming a popular destination for top recruits to announce their college of choice.

Just two days after 2015 defensive back Rico McGraw announced his decision to commit to Georgia, fellow defensive back Terry Godwin did the same, announcing on Twitter Saturday morning that he had committed to the Bulldogs.

Godwin's decision gives Georgia three verbal commitments for the Class of 2015, joining McGraw and Griffin wide receiver Christian Owens.

In a telephone interview with UGASports.com, the Rivals100 prospect was candid in his feelings on the Bulldogs and their place in his recruitment process.

"Ever since they offered me, they've been there since day one. They've helped me focus on school work and the recruiting process. They've let me know what to look for in schools," said Godwin of how he reached the decision. "They're big on education out there, and that's one of the main reasons I picked the school. All of the coaches are like father figures to me. They all call to check up on me, and they're there for me."

Godwin's relationship with Georgia tight ends coach John Lilly is something the shutdown corner has spoken about at length, but it's clear that was not the only relationship that mattered in his commitment.

"With all the coaches, it's like father and son. They're there for me and always there to help," said Godwin of his relationship with the Georgia staff. "To be honest, they didn't know I was going to commit to them, but they've still tried to help me get my schoolwork done and have helped me in the recruiting process."

Despite being tight with many on the staff, one person that did not factor into Godwin's decision was new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt.

"No sir. It didn't influence my decision," said Godwin when asked if the new hire had impacted his timing. "I haven't had contact with him since he's been on the staff."

Though he loves the coaches and the education offered by UGA, Godwin was heartfelt when speaking about his visits to Athens with his family.

"They made me and my family feel like we're at home. It was one of the main reasons (I committed). If my family feels like they're at home, I feel like I'm at home," said Godwin. ""(My parents) left it up to me mainly, but they had a little input. My decisions came to Auburn and Georgia. We looked deeply into both schools, and it finally came out to be Georgia."

While Godwin has offered his commitment to Georgia, he was quick to point out that his process is not coming to an end.

"I don't know yet. I am still visiting some other schools. We'll just have to see," said Godwin on the solidness of the commitment. "We are just playing it by ear."

As a prospect with many talents, the question now becomes whether or not the four-star prospect will play offense or defense at the next level.

"I'm going to start out at wide receiver," Godwin said. "That is where I will play but I also know that I could play special teams and eventually move over or play some defense."



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