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Middletown star earns spot in national high school football showcase

Middletown wide receiver Chris Godwin has already had the type of high school football career that fills up trophy cases – and senior is still making room for more.

Godwin picked up some national recognition Friday when he was officially named to play in the annual Under Armour All-America High School Football game.

The nationally televised game is a showcase of the country’s top 80 high school seniors.

Godwin, who’s earned all-state honors on offense, defense and special teams, says he thrilled to play in a game he grew up watching.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to play in it and now that that’s a reality, it’s definitely very humbling. It’s great for me,” said Godwin. “I’m really excited about the game. I mean it’s a great honor. I look forward to getting down to Florida, meeting some of the guys and just competing, doing what we love to do.”

Godwin’s been a starter on Delaware’s two-time defending Division One state champs since his freshman year and his coach, Mark DelPercio, says Godwin is a presence any time he’s on the field.

“Chris’s strengths are any time he touches the football, he has the ability to make a play whether it’s on special teams, offensively or even on the defensive side of the ball he can make plays,” said DelPercio. “He has the ability to make plays any time he touches the football.

But DelPercio adds Godwin offers much more than just eye-popping statistics.

“I think his uniqueness is just how he’s able to play the game, his work ethic and what he does with his teammates to make them better. He brings – a true leader will bring everybody up with him – and he’s done that with his teammates,” said DelPercio.

Godwin and the Cavaliers are undefeated so far this season and the senior has already committed to play college ball at Penn State starting next fall.

The seventh annual Under Armour All-America game is January 2nd at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. It will be shown live on ESPN.