DB Terry Godwin of Hogansville, GA has 22 offers including Clemson and USC. But it’s the Tigers showing him serious interest right now and they stand to be on his short list when he puts that together in a few weeks. He was at the Clemson-Florida State game earlier this season. “It was great,” Godwin said. “The crowd, you can tell they were really involved. And there’s no words to describe the student section. It was just, wow.” While at Clemson, Godwin met with defensive backs coach Mike Reed. “He really wants me there and was telling me how with his DBs he doesn’t care if you’re a true freshman or a senior, he’s going to rotate you in and see what you are about.” Godwin said he talks with Reed about every other week. Godwin has also been to games at Georgia, Auburn, Ole Miss and North Carolina. He plans to go to the upcoming LSU-Alabama and Georgia-Auburn games. When he gets down to reducing his list, Godwin has a few factors he’ll use to select those schools. “Looking for mostly academics and then the coaching and how the coaches interact with the players,” he said. He plans to major in sports management. While Clemson likely will make the list, USC is not so likely at this point. Godwin attended USC’s Black Magic Camp last summer but hasn’t heard from the Gamecocks since then so he’s not giving the Gamecocks much consideration at this point. “I don’t know (about USC) because I haven’t been keeping in touch with the coaches,” he said. Godwin would like to make his decision by the end of his junior year in school. This season he has 5 interceptions. He’s also playing wide receiver and returning punts and kicks.
Class of 2015 DB Tanner Muse (6-3 205) of Belmont, NC has been to two Clemson home games this season. Muse was at the home-opener versus Georgia and went to the Florida State game as well. “I love going to games (at Death Valley),” Muse said. “It’s always a great atmosphere. They pack the house no matter who they play and it’s a lot of fun.” The Tigers are among his early offers. “I really like the coaching staff,” he said. “I’ve been there so many times that I feel like a part of the family. That’s what they’re all about…being a family.” Another visit Muse has taken this season was to Ole Miss for the Texas A&M game. “I really like their coaches,” he said. “It’s another great place to go to a game and their campus is just beautiful. It’s a good school and they’ve put a lot of defensive players in the NFL. That’s something I would like to do.” Muse plans to attend the Ohio State-Michigan game this season and has not scheduled any other visits to date. His offers include Clemson, North Carolina, NC State, Vanderbilt, Michigan, Ole Miss, Louisville, Northwestern, Duke and Virginia. Muse said that he did not have any favorites but did say, “Clemson is close to home so it would be a place my family could come watch me play. Distance isn’t really that important to me but it is something to consider.”