Baytown (Texas) Lee safety Charles Godfrey made the switch from receiver as a junior and it could pay off for him with a college scholarship.
“I don’t have any scholarship offers so far,” the 6-foot-1, 205-pound Godfrey said. “But my coach has told me if I just take care of it on the field, it will happen.”
Taking care of it on the field should come a little easier for Godfrey as a senior, after switching positions in 2002.
“I played receiver at the beginning of my junior year,” Godfrey said. “I was doing so good there and coach Olin switched me to defense. It has worked well for me so far. I like to hit. I really like defense better.”
Godfrey is the younger brother of current Kansas State quarterback Ell Roberson, but isn’t set on following his brother’s footsteps.
“I’m aware of their program, obviously,’ he said. “I’m also getting attention from Missouri, Iowa and Houston. I spent the summer with Ell in Manhattan. I don’t get to be with him a lot, so I’m glad I was able to this summer.”
Godfrey is planning on showing his skills this fall in hopes of schools taking notice.
“I want to go out there this fall and do the best I can,” he said. “We should be able to have a good team this year. It will be fun with this being my last year. We’ll do all we can to enjoy it.”
Godfrey doesn’t plan on rushing into a decision.
“I want to take my time and check out a few schools. Then I’ll make a decision. None of that will probably happen until after our season is over.”