Terry Godwin is the No. 2 athlete in the nation for 2015, according to the 247Sports Composite. (Photo courtesy of 247Sports)
A visit to Auburn last weekend left a lasting impression for a pair of five-star 2015 prospects considering both the Tigers and Georgia.
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Albany (Ga.) Westover defensive tackle Trent Thompson said the visit helped Auburn's standing with him -- and perhaps more importantly, with his mother.
"It's really up to my mom where I go and she said Auburn is No. 2," after watching the Tigers' 43-38 win. "She likes the fan base, the whole crowd. How they root for their team. She also likes the coaching staff. She likes Coach (Rodney) Garner and likes Coach (Scott) Fountain."
Trent Thompson (Photo courtesy of 247Sports)Georgia still leads for Thompson and his mother. The Bulldogs were the first to offer and were Thompson's childhood favorite. But the atmosphere in Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday caught his attention.
"It helped (Auburn) a lot," he said of the visit. "They're up there. I do like them a lot. I think I could probably play early there."
Hogansville (Ga.) Callaway athlete Terry Godwin saw the same opportunity and said Auburn coaches told him he could play both receiver and cornerback on the Plains.
Both Godwin (6-0, 165) and Thompson (6-4, 292) are five-star prospects according to the 247Sports Composite.
Of course, Ricardo Louis' 73-yard tipped-ball game-winning touchdown was the play both Godwin and Thompson came home talking about.
"I looked and saw two defensive backs and was like, 'Oh my, it's gonna be picked,' " "When they tipped the ball in the air and he caught it, I was like, 'Did that really just happen?' I was in shock, and I was cheering. That game was special.
"Coach Malzahn told me that could have been me," he added. "I was just smiling, thinking, 'Did he really just say that?'"