Prize Georgia Football Signee Catches the Eye of Baseball Scouts


Could the Georgia football team lose one of its top incoming freshman to baseball? Probably not, but Terry Godwin is turning the heads of MLB Scouts.

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Prize Georgia signee Rivals 5-star receiver Terry Godwin could have a choice of college football or professional baseball after the 2015 Major League Baseball draft.

About baseball, Godwin told Radi Nabulsi of, “It is really important. It is just like football. I grew up loving both so if I had to decide I wouldn’t know which route to go down because I love them both.”

Will Godwin get to choose between football and baseball? Godwin’s baseball coach Dusty Hubbard at Calloway High School spoke to Michael Carvel of the “He’s extremely athletic, as far as baseball goes. He is a plus-defender. He’s such an instinctual infielder and has a great arm. He’s raw with his hitting. And that’s more because of the timing of it. He has always been a three-sport guy. To be a really good hitter in baseball, it just takes so much time. But that one thing he does have is a lot of pop in his bat. He’s got the ability to hit for power. He’s a plus-runner, and very instinctual runner as well. So he has got a lot of the capabilities of what you would call a five-tool kid.”

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In other words, Godwin is good enough to be drafted, but probably not good enough to be drafted in the first 10 rounds, and maybe not in the first 20 rounds. Coach Hubbard again spoke to Carvel, “I think he has got a shot at being drafted in June. And then he will have some decisions to make.”

The Rangers, Braves and Marlins have expressed interest in Godwin the baseball player. Godwin will workout with the Braves before the draft. Godwin projects as second baseman or centerfielder in professional baseball, although he has stirred some interest as a pitcher.

Godwin told Nabulsi, “The Atlanta Braves came down to one game and they saw me pitch and [the scout] was just loving it. He said I was clocking around 89 and 90 consistently.”

Baseball scouts want to see some pop and consistency at the plate or an elite arm from a prospect before using a top ten round draft. In high school this year, Godwin is hitting .305 with two homers. Not elite numbers. And Godwin is a bit of a new or unknown quantity, being unrated on

Could Godwin play baseball at Georgia? Godwin is planning on it. “When I go down there I always talk to Coach [Scott] Stricklin and he’s just telling me that when I come I will have a spot out there in centerfield, just depending on what I do in practice,” Godwin told Nabulsi. “They told me as soon as I get there they are going to make up a schedule for when I can go here [for baseball] and when I can stay there for football. I really want to do both.”

It’s unusual to see a two-sport athlete at the collegiate level, but Godwin is the elite of the elite athletically. Baseball at Georgia could be in the cards for him barring a big surprise during the MLB draft.

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