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Freedom’s Godwin commits to Minnesota
Posted Oct 31, 2012 by Bill Ward
Updated Oct 31, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Freedom senior defensive back/running back Nate Godwin has made a verbal commitment to the University of Minnesota, Patriots head coach Todd Donohoe confirmed Wednesday night.
Godwin made the initial anouncement via his Twitter account Wednesday, saying “I have officially committed to the university of MINNESOTA !! #BIGTEN #GOPHERNATION #MAROON AND GOLD !!!!!!!!!!!!!’‘
So far this season, the 5-foot-11, 190-pound Godwin has 22 tackles, an interception and has knocked down two passes. On offense, he has rushed for 130 yards and one touchdown on 36 carries. He also scored a touchdown on an 80-yard punt return in a win against Brandon.
Godwin also had offers from 15 other Division I schools, including the University of South Florida, West Virginia, Iowa State and Western Kentucky.
Minnesota football has won six national championships and 18 Big Ten Conference titles. One of the nation’s oldest football programs, the Golden Gophers played their first game on Sept. 29, 1882.