College recruiters will need to start budgeting a new travel plan into their spring and fall evaluation trips. With the emergence of 2014 wide receiver Chris Godwin, Delaware is going to need to be added to a lot of itineraries.
Godwin is looking to lead his team to its second consecutive state title.
Godwin, a receiver out of Middletown, Del., has already landed offers from Boston College, Rutgers, NC State, UMass and Delaware. As he continues to impress on the field as a junior, that list is sure to grow.
Currently, Godwin has his team off to an undefeated start to the season and the look of the team to beat in the state after winning the 2011 state title.
The 6-3, 185-pounder has been lining up at linebacker and wide receiver while returning kickoffs and punts. While averaging a margin of victory of more than 35 points through the first three weeks, Godwin estimates that he has picked up around 15 receptions and three or four touchdowns. He’s also on the verge of picking up more offers.
“I’ve been hearing a lot from Ohio State, Washington, a little from Stanford, Michigan, North Carolina, Miami and West Virginia,” Godwin said. “It’s extremely exciting. I hope everything continues but so far it’s been really exciting. Every school that contacts me I’m always surprised. I’ve actually gotten a lot of mail from Vanderbilt recently. They seem like a good program so I’m going to look at them.”
Early in his junior year, Godwin has already hit up games at two different spots.
“I went to a West Virginia game (vs. James Madison) and saw UConn play NC State,” he said. “West Virginia was real cool. They have a real explosive offense. It’s real appealing. I talked to all the coaches up there at UConn. They seemed really cool and all seemed really interested.”
This summer, Godwin also took in camps at Penn State and South Carolina and enjoyed both experiences. Though he didn’t grow up a fan of any school in particular, Godwin does have some factors in mind when looking at his options for the next level.
“I’m definitely looking for an offense that I can come in and contribute early and hopefully get a chance to play for a national championship but I’m also open to anything,” he said.
As a receiver with great size, Godwin sees his blend of abilities as his biggest strength.
“I think it’s a combination of things,” he said of what sets him apart. ‘I’m not the fastest guy in the world but I do have pretty good speed and my size and my ability to catch the ball, they all factor in.”
Currently Godwin is rated as the No. 21 wide receiver in the country for the class of 2014 and a four-star prospect by 247Sports. Overall 247Sports ranks him as the nation’s No. 185 prospect.