First, Troy Apke. Second, Thaddeus Snodgrass. Today, and wrapping up our brief look at WR targets, Middleton, DE prospect Chris Godwin. Chris is 247’s top player in Delaware this season, has 4 stars, and an offer list that with some of college football’s biggest names. In addition to the Nittany Lions, Ohio State, Stanford, South Carolina, and Rutgers have have made scholarship offers to Godwin.
I will fully admit to not being the most adept judge of talent, but Chris’ highlight video is the most complete of the three 2014 receivers I have looked at this week, the total package, if you will. While both Apke and Snodgrass are very good receivers, I watch Godwin’s videos, which are from his sophomore year, by the way, and see great hands, very good route running, solid speed, and a little bit of power. I’m not sure Apke and Snodgrass have all 4 of those at this point. That is in no way to say they can’t get there, but Godwin looks like the most complete player right now, to me.
Now the big question, which, if any, does PSU get? As I alluded to earlier this week, I expect Penn State to take, at most, 1 receiver in this class. It will come down to who commits first. Chris Godwin has indicated that he will narrow down his last early this summer, and would like to decide by the time his season starts in the fall. Apke and Snodgrass have not set any timetable, while the latter has seen his top 5 change drastically in the last few months. If I were forced to make a prediction at this point, I’m going with Godwin. PSU has been recruiting him the longest of any of his top choices, and appears to have a very good rapport with him. His decision making timeline would seem to fit with what O’Brien and his staff are looking for as well.
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