Former Georgia and NFL linebacker Randall Godfrey has gone on to do great things in the business world, and two of his sons are also looking to follow in his footsteps in college sports. RJ Godfrey is a 6-7 forward who signed with Clemson in November. And Grant Godfrey (6-3 210) is a linebacker from Suwanee, GA who has several major offers and interest from USC and Clemson.
Godfrey visited USC last weekend and got his first chance to see the Gamecocks up close and meet with linebackers coach Clayton White.
“It was probably one of my best visits,” Godfrey said. “I just loved the campus, and I loved the coaches. It just felt like home. At practice, they were turning up, too. Very physical and very fun to watch. I talked to coach Clayton White. He had invited me up there. He wanted to check on me and take my measurements. He just loved it and said he would call me to talk about it more and see if he can get me back up there. He said I’m a very instinctual player and I know how to fill my caps. I can run from side to side and cover the field.”
Godfrey also talked some with head coach Shane Beamer who he actually had met previously when Beamer came through his school.
Earlier in the month Godfrey was at Clemson for a practice where he caught up with linebackers coach Wes Goodwin.
“Clemson also was great,” Godfrey said. “I was invited by Coach Goodwin. He showed a lot of interest in me as an inside linebacker. He said he’s going to come by for the spring game and check me out and evaluate me for getting an offer.”
Clemson does have some advantage over the others by virtue of having Godfrey’s brother coming on board for basketball.
“It does,” he said. “He’s my best friend, so it does have a lot to do with it. At the end of the day, it will still be my decision.”
Godfrey also has visited Tennessee, Georgia and Ole Miss. This weekend Godfrey is going to check out Duke and Wake Forest. He will go to Florida next weekend, and he also plans to visit Virginia, Georgia and Vanderbilt this month.
At this point from his offers, Godfrey said his top schools would be Wake Forest, Tennessee, Duke, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
Last season Godfrey recorded 71 tackles and 7 sacks.