ATLANTA — Cam Newton played quarterback for Auburn, but he feels strongly about one Georgia player.
That would be rising sophomore wide receiver Terry Godwin.
Newton, who spoke with SEC Country in an exclusive interview at his Cam Newton Foundation 7v7 tournament at Woodward Academy on Sunday, said Godwin participated in one of his camps during his time at Callaway High School (Hogansville, Ga.), and was featured on his All-Star team two years ago.
“Very explosive player that could bring something that the University of Georgia hasn’t had in awhile,” Newton told SEC Country.
Godwin was a five-star recruit and the state of Georgia’s No. 4 prospect in the Class of 2015. He caught 25 passes for 379 yards and two touchdowns last season.
The rising sophomore is expected to have an increased role in the offense in 2016 following the departure of former wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, who was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Godwin came on toward the end of last season, and was named MVP of the TaxSlayer Bowl in the Bulldogs’ 24-17 victory over Penn State where he caught four passes for 34 yards and a touchdown, while also throwing a 44-yard touchdown pass to Mitchell.
He is the top returning wide receiver, and Georgia fans are eager to learn which quarterback will be throwing to Godwin this season.
Highly-touted true freshman Jacob Eason is competing with veterans Greyson Lambert and Brice Ramsey.