Ryan Godhigh – 5’9″ 185lbs – RB/KR – Harrison High School (Acworth, GA) Redshirt Junior
Stats: HS – 112 – Carries, 912 – Yards, 8.15 – Yards Per Carry, 3 – TDs / 43 – Receptions, 322 – Receiving Yards
Power Numbers: Bench Press – 315lbs, Squat – 575, 40 Yard Dash – 4.5sec, Vertical Leap – 30″
Honors: Kick and Punt Returner of the Week 2Xs, RB of the Week 1X
Analysis: Running back is a position where depth is a necessity, and the Owls have added an elite player to the corp. Godhigh is a dynamic athlete that can change the game with one play. He has a rare combination of breakaway speed and physicality. He is an effective runner in between the tackles, using his great vision to follow blocks and anticipate where holes will open up. It usually takes at least two defenders to bring him down, and that is generally after he has pushed for extra yardage. He is a fantastic receiver out of the backfield, taking advantage of linebackers and safeties that try to cover him one on one. Godhigh has the rare ability to stop on a dime and then get back up to full speed with only a few steps, making him a nightmare for defenders in the open field. A guy like Godhigh needs to be on the field as much as possible, so he will likely be used as a returner on special teams as well. Look for him to contribute in several facets of the offense and be a game changer for the Owls.