Godwin ‘looked good’ -- but no word on whether he will play Saturday

Sept 04, 2018
  • By Chris Starrs
  • for the AJC
ccompton@ajc.com/Curtis Compton
Georgia wide receiver Terry Godwin takes questions during his SEC Media Days news conference at the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Wide receiver Terry Godwin, who did not play in No. 3 Georgia’s season-opening victory over Austin Peay on Saturday, appeared no worse for the wear during drills the media was allowed to watch Tuesday. 

But Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart still hasn’t made it official that the senior will be able to play Saturday at No. 24 South Carolina. 

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Godwin has been slowed throughout the summer by an injured left knee, and his calf, which also has reportedly given him some problems, was conspicuously covered Tuesday. The availability of Godwin, Kearis Jackson (hamstring) and Jayson Stanley (quad) was a topic Smart addressed after practice. 

“Terry did good, looked good,” Smart said. “He pushed, took some hits, that was big. Jayson and Kearis seemed good. Jayson seemed back to normal, and Kearis is still pushing through. We use (Jackson and Stanley) on special teams and hope to use them on offense, too, but they’re both good special-teams players. 

When asked if he thought Godwin would be included on Georgia’s 70-man travel roster, Smart said, “It will depend on whether he’s healthy or not. We can’t take a guy if he’s not ready to play, and we don’t know that yet. I feel good after watching him today that he’s going to be able to play, but that won’t be certain until Thursday.” 

In Georgia’s 24-10 victory last year, Godwin had three receptions for 53 yards.