Dennis Godfrey ’s stock rose significantly during the Shrine Bowl week. The Lee County High School standout, who committed to Wake Forest in June of this year, picked up a handful of scholarship offers due to his performance. According to Lee County head coach Jody Stouffer, East Carolina, North Carolina, N.C. State, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Virginia Tech coaches have offered or have said they plan to offer his talented prospect.
“I think the thing about Dennis is that he’s a great person,” Stouffer said. “I’ve never heard of a person coming away from a conversation with him and not liking him. He’s that type of kid. He has great leadership qualities and he is what you look for in terms of someone with talent and great morals. If all of my kids were like him, I’d be set.”
Godfrey is 6-3 and weighs about 240 pounds right now, down from 255 earlier this year. He played tight end and was the starting 9 technique defensive end as well.
“He had a good season,” Stouffer said of Godfrey’s senior season. “We’re a team that primarily runs the ball, so he did not have big receiving numbers. He ended up with 22 receptions for 217 yards and one touchdown. He had 11 pancake blocks. We ran a lot of double tight end formations and we ran a lot of stretch plays and counters.”
College coaches have mentioned tight end, defensive end and possibly defensive tackle as positions Godfrey could play on the next level. He played tight end at the Shrine Bowl.
”The coaches kept saying that it’s easy to find a tight end who can catch or a tight end who can block, but to find one who can do both is a rarity,” Stouffer said.
Though he says he remains committed to Wake Forest, Godfrey plans on making official visits to other programs in January. In fact, he already has them scheduled.
“I still see myself as a Wake Forest commitment,” Godfrey said. “They’ve been with me from the get-go. “My mother told me I should take my official visits to make sure I was making the right decision. Wake is a great school academically and that was a big reason I chose them. I want to see what the education is like for the athletes at these other schools, too.
“I’m going to take an official visit to Wake Forest on January 6th, Clemson on January 13th, Virginia on January 20th and Virginia Tech on January 27th. I don’t know if I’ll be able to take a fifth official visit with everything going on in January.”
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