The Georgia Bulldogs football team could soon have a Jameis Winston-esque situation on its hands, and in the good and interesting way. Per Michael Carvell of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, five-star receiver Terry Godwin has been invited to work out with the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on May 28.
Though he signed a letter of intent to play football at Georgia, Godwin also played third base at Callaway High School in Hogansville, Georgia, 55 miles southwest of Atlanta.
Apparently, his skills at the hot corner were enough to attract scouts and earn an invitation to this pre-draft camp. The 2015 MLB Draft will begin on June 8.
This immediately brings thoughts not only of Winston, who played baseball and football at Florida State and was recently picked first overall in the NFL Draft, but also Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders, both of whom were multisport athletes in school and on the professional level.
In his article, Carvell addressed the possibility that Godwin would forego football for the MLB life. Ironically, he didn’t seem too concerned.
4. Should UGA football fans be worried about this baseball thing with Godwin? Let’s skip to the bottom line: “I don’t think so,” Hubbard said. “I think, no matter what, he is going to be at Georgia this fall. Let’s say he was to get drafted – and I don’t want to think for him, and I don’t want to speak for him … but I don’t know what kind of money we’re talking about. I have been given no indication by scouts about that with Terry. In the past, they’ll tell me with a player that ‘We’re looking at rounds 10 to 15 and ‘X’ amount of money.’ The scouts haven’t given me any indication on that, or if for sure that they’re going to draft him. We’ll have to see how everything unfolds. But Terry is preparing for it. There is no doubt about that. He has talked to his parents. His parents are preparing for it as well. If it comes to fruition, they will have a plan for it. I think, right now, that there’s a very, very good possibility that he’ll be at Georgia on June 1 and he’ll be there all summer long for this summer, no matter what. He’ll be there for his first football season.”
Either way, with Winston saying that his dream is to play both baseball and football and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson attending spring training with the Texas Rangers, perhaps Bulldogs coach Mark Richt should have a concern about his new five-star wideout being bitten by the baseball bug.
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