Greensboro (N.C.) Northwest defensive end Baird Godley took his second unofficial visit this spring late last month to Tennessee. What did the 6-foot-4, 240-pounder think of the trip and what's next for him?
"I went to Tennessee on March 28th for their spring game and junior day," he said. "While I was there I got to talk to coach Brooks, Fulmer and Caldwell. They all told me that I was at the top of their board and that really stood out to me.
"It was also my first time being somewhere in the SEC and from what I saw I really liked the facilities. They are top notch with the 125-yard indoor practice facility and weight room. I also heard a lot about the tradition getting people to the NFL and winning SEC championships."
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Of course Godley was in attendance for the spring game, what did he think about that?
"That was awesome, they had at least 40,000 people there for the game," he said. "Being in the stadium and walking on the field with over 100,000 seats it was awesome.
"Following that I talked to the coaches a bit more. Coach Fulmer was real cool since I've seen him on TV since I was a kid, but I really liked getting to know the assistants since they are the guys coaching you the most. They told me that they really liked my film and are looking at me for defensive end or outside linebacker because I can move sideline to sideline. They mentioned they want me to come to camp and I plan to attend three days in June to show them what I can do."
Godley will head back to the Volunteer State this weekend for another unofficial visit.
"On Saturday I'm going to Middle Tennessee State and I think they're going to offer me," he said. "I want to go there and get that first offer under my belt.
"I did have an invitation to South Carolina's spring game this Saturday too, but I want to check out Middle Tennessee. I definitely am looking at a one day camp to South Carolina."
In the next few weeks, the lineman plans to attend the Nike Camp in Athens on the 21st and then the Shrine Bowl on the 28th.