In the backyard of the Georgia Bulldogs, the Callaway Cavaliers made quite an impression during a seven-on-seven passing competition on Friday.
The event, which brought in 20 schools from across the Southeast, was held on the campus of the University of Georgia, with members of the Bulldogs’ staff, including head coach Mark Richt, looking on.
Callaway advanced to the final four of the tournament before falling short.
“We finished in the semifinals. We lost to McEachern,” Callaway head coach Pete Wiggins said. “I was very pleased with our effort throughout the camp. We competed against some very quality football teams. So we got better.”
Wide receiver Terry Godwin, who is in the midst of a busy summer, was a standout with some acrobatic catches where he showed the kind of skills that have made him one of the state’s most heavily recruited players.
The tournament gave Georgia’s coaches another chance to make sure Godwin will be a Bulldog after he graduates.
Godwin made a verbal commitment to Georgia earlier this year, but he continues to go on recruiting visits, and nothing will be official until signing day in February.
Godwin recently participated in the Rivals100 Five Star Challenge in Baltimore, and during the seven-on-seven portion of the event, he led all players in touchdowns.
On July 7, Godwin will be part of an exclusive group of players participating in “The Opening,” a Nike-sponsored event in Oregon.
Godwin, in addition to the work he is doing with the Callaway football team this summer, has also taken a handful of recruiting visits.
Godwin hasn’t had much of a break this summer after an extremely busy school year.
Godwin played on the football, basketball and baseball teams, and all three of those teams won region titles and had long stays in the state tournament.
The football and basketball teams both made it to the final four, and the baseball team advanced to the final eight.
At the Georgia competition, Godwin was catching passes from quarterback Dre Martin, who is taking over that position from Tez Parks, who had a sensational senior season in 2013 in helping the Cavaliers reach the final four for the first time in school history.
Martin was the backup quarterback last season, and he saw significant playing time.
Martin was also a defensive standout for the Cavaliers.
Wiggins said Martin “did well at quarterback” at Georgia.
“We had a lot of young guys that played well,” Wiggins added. “Little T (Godwin) had a great camp. It was a day where we got better.”
The Georgia seven-on-seven competition not only offers teams a chance to face off against top-notch opposition, but it gives the players an opportunity to show off in front of Richt and the other coaches.
“It was a lot of fun. It’s a great experience,” Wiggins said. “It’s good exposure for our kids. Georgia’s staff was there the entire time, so our kids got to be in front of those guys. And it was a good experience for us.”