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Grant Godfrey, 4-Star Linebacker, Commits to Kentucky

Nick Roush08/01/22


Article written by:On3 imageNick Roush


Jacob Noger | UK Athletics

The Big Blue Nation received a pleasant surprise just before the Wildcats return to the practice field. Grant Godfrey, one of the most talented linebackers in the country, has committed to Kentucky.

Godfrey received more than 25 scholarship offers throughout his recruitment. Down the stretch it was a two-horse race between Kentucky and Tennessee. Score one for the Wildcats.

From the Atlanta suburb of Suwanee, the 6-foot-3, 200-pound athlete is a four-star prospect in every recruiting service. He’s the No. 283 player in America and the 24th-ranked inside linebacker in the 2023 recruiting class according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

Grant Godfrey is the 14th member of Kentucky’s 2023 recruiting class and the fourth four-star addition. He joins Avery Stuart as the second Top 300 prospect to commit to play for Brad White’s defense. The blue chip addition to the class should put the previously-ranked No. 35 class near the top 25.

Grant Godfrey is a Big Deal

Kentucky’s defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Chris Collins get credit for the heavy lifting in this significant commitment. Collins did not arrive on Kentucky’s campus until the summer of 2021. In the latest recruiting cycle Collins has hit the trail hard in Atlanta-metro. He’s brought plenty of blue chip players to campus from one of the most competitive recruiting markets in the country. Now Collins has closed on a talented target that could develop into a star on Kentucky’s defense.

Grant Godfrey is built like Kentucky’s best inside linebackers. Similar to Jamin Davis, he’s a tall, lengthy athlete that can cover ground from sideline to sideline. In 2021 Godfrey recorded 71 tackles for North Gwinnett High School. He also tallied seven sacks and picked off a pass. Also a basketball star, he checks all of the right boxes and has plenty of room to grow into a playmaker on the Kentucky defense.

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