What was that people were saying about 9 months ago? Penn State is done? They can’t recruit with the “it”, plus the sanctions. Oops. For the 2nd time in a little more than 72 hours, Penn State has landed one of the nations top receivers. This time it’s the top player in Delaware, WR Chris Godwin, who has given Penn State his verbal committment, per Ryan Snyder at BWI:
BREAKING: Delaware WR Chris Godwin has committed to #PennState
— Ryan Snyder (@BWISnyder) April 24, 2013
247 gives Godwin 4 stars, and ranks him as the 27th best receiver in the nation. If that’s not good enough for you, he holds offers from some of the country’s top football programs in Ohio State, Stanford, and Virginia Tech, among many others. I wrote earlier this year that I felt Godwin was the most complete of the receivers Penn State had offered (but you can ignore that part about predicting just 1 would ultimately sign).
It’s mildly surprising to see another receiver commit on the heals of DeAndre Thompkins commitment on Saturday after the Blue-White Game, but while Godwin and Troy Apke are pure receivers, Thompkins is viewed as an athlete by most of the scouting services. In my opinion, he projects best at receiver, but I could see Thompkins lining up as a back, returning kicks, in addition to receiver.
Welcome to Penn State, Chris!
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