[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Four-star linebacker Grant Godfrey picked up his first offer on February 4, 2021 and hasn’t looked back since. His hard work and athletic ability has put him on recruiting boards all across the country. The senior linebacker out of North Gwinnett (GA) now has 30 Division 1 offers to boast. While he has a lot of interest, he has started to work towards a decision.
Before the dead period, Godfrey was able to visit Wake Forest, Tennessee, and Kentucky this summer. He also visited Clemson last fall. On these visits, “the coaching staff stood out,” says Godfrey. After a busy recruitment, he says he has two schools standing out to him. “Tennessee and Kentucky are the schools standing out to me.” These two schools were among his first offers and have kept in contact with the linebacker over the past year.
Kentucky has been the leading force in his recruitment recently and envision him as a versatile piece to add to their defense. “What has stood out about Kentucky’s pitch to me is that they say I can play all 4 linebacker positions.” The 6’3 and 215 pound Grant Godfrey is used all over the field for North Gwinnett High School and Kentucky thinks that can translate to the SEC level. With Kentucky being one of the best college programs at putting linebackers into the NFL recently, it’s hard to argue with their evaluation. “The coaching staff is an elite staff. Mark Stoops and Coach Brad White, who has NFL coaching experience, are doing a great job developing linebackers.”
Grant has an idea for when he wants to have a decision done by and the recruiting process over. “Probably want to have a decision done by the end of September.” While he does not have a set date planned, a decision could come on his birthday. “A decision might come earlier on my birthday, August 1st, but I don’t know when as of now.” Although there is no set date, Godfrey seems to want to have a decision made before the end of his senior season.
Grant Godfrey comes from a family of big time athletes. His father, Randall Godfrey, was an All-SEC linebacker at Georgia and All-Pro NFL linebacker. His older brother, RJ Godfrey, signed with Clemson as a part of the Tigers’ 2022 basketball class. Grant definitely acquired his share of the family’s athleticism and it shows on the field. He is a tall, athletic linebacker that can cover ground quickly and stop the ball carrier.
Grant Godfrey and North Gwinnett open the season against McEachern High School on Saturday, August 20th inside the Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium as part of the Corky Kell Classic.