Sunday, April 26, 2015

Penn State gets commitment from yet another wide receiver

Chris Godwin, a wide receiver from Middletown High School in MIddletown, Del., has become the third wideout in the last 10 days to give an oral commitment to Penn State for the freshman Class of 2014.

Penn State gets commitment from yet another wide receiver

Wide receiver Chris Godwin of Middletown, Del., has become the third high school wide receiver in the last 10 days to give an oral commitment to Penn State for the freshman class of 2014, according to recruiting web sites.

The 6-foot-2, 197-pound Godwin, who will play his senior season at Middletown HIgh School in the fall, is rated a four-star recruit by both Rivals and Scout, which rank him 39th and 41st, respectively, among all wide receivers who graduate in 2014.

He is the sixth recruit to commit to head coach Bill O'Brien, and joins Troy Apke of Mount Lebanon, Pa., and De'Andre Thompkins of Swansboro, N.C., as wide receivers who have pledged since April 13.

"I kind of realized that it was the best place for me," Godwin told Lions247.com. "I feel real comfortable there with the coaching staff and I feel like that's my best opportunity to develop as a player and as a person."

Godwin also received offers from Ohio State, Virginia Tech, North Carolina State, South Carolina, West Virginia and California. He caught 42 passes for 834 yards and 12 touchdowns last season at Middletown, while rushing for 427 yards and five TDs.

--Joe Juliano

Inquirer Staff Writer
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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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