Georgia Football: Which 2015 Recruit Could Have Biggest Impact? (Video)


The Georgia football recruiting class of 2015 is one of the best to join the program during the Mark Richt era, so which one will become the next Nick Chubb in terms of freshman impact?

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When a recruiting class is littered with two 5-star and twelve 4-star recruits, the possibilities of who could emerge from that group as a standout are pretty wide. When you add more than a dozen more 3-star recruits, wide becomes almost endless.

In 2014, most eyes were on 5-star defensive lineman Lorenzo Carter during his freshman year, and although Carter did have standout season, it was running back Nick Chubb who stole the show pitching relief and eventually taking over for Todd Gurley.

When you have a large group of talented players, the one who jumps out most can often be determined by need (as was the case with Chubb), as well as situations where a freshman is unexpectedly thrown into the fire due to untimely injuries.

If you look at the Georgia roster right now and examine the group of incoming recruits, there are several that jump off the page and say “I’m the guy you’ll be watching”, but none so much as wide receiver/athlete, Terry Godwin.

Godwin is a 5-star prospect and was one of Georgia’s most prized commits leading up to National Signing Day, and he’ll fill some immediate needs at wide receiver if he’s able to latch on to offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer’s playbook quickly enough.

The Bulldogs are losing three quality receivers in Chris Conley, Michael Bennett and Jonathon Rumph, and there’s no telling what to expect out of the talented but often absent Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley.

Jan 2, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Team Highlight wide receiver Terry Godwin (4) attempts to break the tackle of Team Armour defensive back Micah Abermathy (4) and John Houston Jr. (11) during the second half of the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game at Tropicana Field. Team Highlight defeated Team Armour 46-6. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Godwin can provide that breakaway deep threat and big play potential that Georgia lacked last season, and whoever is quarterbacking (once the QB battle is decided) will more than likely be awfully grateful to see him lined up when long yardage is needed.

Chris Conley provided amazing athleticism and ball skills for both Aaron Murray and Hutson Mason to utilize, and Godwin brings all that plus some extra speed and explosiveness that neither Conley or Bennett had. With the Bulldogs likely leaning on the run game again, the wide receiver corps needs a guy they can count on when they are stuck behind the chains.

There could be others coming out of this class who will become the talk of the Bulldog Nation as the season comes along, but coming into the year right now, Terry Godwin looks to be the most cogent freshman for 2015.