Weight: 273 lbs.
High school: Novi (MI) Catholic Central
Position: Strongside defensive end
Jersey number: #81
Last year: Godin was in high school. He had 90 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, and 8.5 sacks.
Godin committed to Michigan last May after being publicly disappointed about not getting offered earlier. The coaches saw his 6'6" frame, now up to 273 lbs., and thought he would fit in well as a strongside end. Godin's recruitment paid off in another way by helping to garner a commitment from 2013 running back Wyatt Shallman, Godin's teammate at Catholic Central; and it almost helped land Danny O'Brien, a defensive tackle from Flint who ultimately signed with Tennessee. Godin played both ways at times for the Shamrocks, playing as both an offensive tackle and defensive lineman.
Going into his freshman campaign, Godin should be near ready in regard to his size. He's expected to play strongside end, and senior starter Craig Roh is expected to have about 280 lbs. on his 6'5" frame by the time the season begins. Roh is a technician, however, and Godin needs to work on that aspect of his game. He has a chance to see the field because of a lack of depth at the strongside end position. Last year's starter, Ryan Van Bergen, graduated and Roh is moving from the weak side. Meanwhile, Godin will have to contend with fellow freshmen Tom Strobel and Chris Wormley, as well as walk-on Nathan Brink and redshirt freshman Keith Heitzman. It seems likely that Godin will eventually grow into a 3-technique defensive tackle, but in the meantime, the battle for the backup strongside end will be interesting to watch.
Prediction: Backup defensive end