When it comes to college recruiting, nothing is final until National Signing Day (and sometimes not even then), but when a top recruit starts making planned trips to big rivals, it’s always cause for concern.
The Georgia Bulldogs have a prized commit in 5-star athlete Terry Godwin (Hogansville, Ga./Callaway HS), who has been committed to Georgia since January, but Atlanta Journal-Constitution recruiting writer Michael Carvell has reported that Godwin is still being wooed by some fierce competition.
Godwin has made two recruiting trips this weekend; yesterday to visit the Auburn Tigers, and today over to Tuscaloosa to meet with the Alabama Crimson Tide staff.
According to Carvell, these trips were planned and the Georgia coaching staff is aware of them.
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.”
Some schools you don’t worry about flipping commits, but when it comes to programs like Auburn and Alabama, there’s always a chance.
When asked about his status with UGA, Godwin said “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.”
Not exactly a ringing endorsement.
Unfortunately this is the way it is today. Kids make a verbal commitment to a school, probably in some cases just to take the cameras, microphones and constant phone calls out of the equation for a while until they finish the recruitment process. Only time will tell is Godwin falls into that category of if he’s truly committed to the G.