Things have happened awfully fast for Lee County (Sanford, N.C.) star Dennis Godfrey . After committing to Wake Forest last summer, the 6-3, 240-pound tight end/defensive line prospect had a fantastic senior season and followed that up with an outstanding performance during the NC/SC Shrine Bowl week. After receiving a handful of new scholarship offers, Godfrey set up five officials for this month and plans on taking each and every one before making a decision.
“I’m going to take all five of my official visits,” said Godfrey. “I’m trying to go somewhere I can have a big impact. I want to help change the face of a program. Also, graduating is a major goal of mine. I want to go somewhere where I can graduate and be something because of that degree.
“All of these schools are really close. I’m trying to find one thing I like about one over the rest. Hopefully that will help me make my decision.”
Godfrey will visit Clemson this weekend and will head to South Carolina immediately after. Next weekend, he plans to visit UVa and will wrap up his officials with a trip to Virginia Tech on January 27th. He doesn’t plan to officially visit North Carolina or N.C. State, but says “both of those schools are still in it. UNC and N.C. State are right up the road. As a kid I liked both of them a lot.”
Godfrey’s first official was to Wake Forest last weekend. He enjoyed the trip and says the Wake coaches didn’t pressure him at all to firm up his original commitment. Wake Forest certainly remains in the race as well.
“I enjoyed the visit at Wake Forest,” Godfrey said. “I toured the campus, talked to the coaches and had a one-on-one with the professors – which is what I really liked. The academics part really hit home with me. I was hosted by Richard Belton. I know him personally because we used to play basketball together. I also went to the Duke/Wake Forest basketball game. I got chills just thinking what it would be like to be on that court.
“The Wake coaches were pretty cool about my decision [to take other visits]. They said I deserved the publicity. I committed in June because I knew Wake Forest felt like home. I felt comfortable there is what I mean. Then I started rolling in the offers and I wanted to make sure I made the right decision. God has blessed me with...
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