RJ Godfrey has found his way to Athens.

The son of former Georgia football standout Randall Godfrey, RJ has decided to play basketball for the Bulldogs. After two seasons at Clemson, Godfrey announced that he is transferring to UGA to play for Mike White.

Godfrey shared the big news on social media Wednesday.


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The Clemson roster lists Godfrey as measuring 6-8, 228 pounds. A forward, Godfrey was a regular bench contributor for the Tigers.

In his freshman season (2022-23), Godfrey made 33 appearances with 1 start. He played 310 minutes on the season, averaging 3.2 points on 59.7% shooting from the field, adding 2.1 rebounds per game.

Godfrey saw his playing time increase as a sophomore. He appeared in 36 games for the Tigers, logging 556 minutes. Godfrey averaged 6.1 points and 3.4 rebounds, shooting 59.4% from the field.

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Why Godfrey’s path to Georgia included a stop at Clemson

A Georgia legacy, Godfrey is a Peach State product who played for North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee. As a Class of 2022 prospect, Godfrey was rated the No. 7 player in the state of Georgia and No. 157 recruit overall nationally on the 247Sports Composite.

Godfrey’s recruitment included offers from Georgia, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Ole Miss and Mizzou. He had to make his college decision at a time when UGA was moving on from former head coach Tom Crean.

Chip Towers of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution notes that Antonio Reynolds-Dean was a key figure in getting Godfrey to Clemson as a Tigers assistant. Reynolds-Dean has since joined Mike White’s staff, giving Godfrey a familiar face at UGA.

RJ’s decision to carry on the Georgia family legacy makes Randall excited. Randall told the AJC that he never tried to push RJ toward UGA, but knows his son has long been a Bulldog at heart.

“In the back of his mind, I know this is something (RJ) always wanted to do,” Randall Godfrey told Towers. “All three of my boys grew up going to UGA camps, spring football games and all kinds of other things. So, they’ve been on campus quite a bit and they’re very familiar with everything.”

Randall made an instant impact at Georgia on the gridiron as SEC Freshman of the Year in 1992. After multiple All-SEC selections, he went on to have a 12-season career in the NFL.

RJ will look to be an impact transfer for a Georgia team that seeks to build on its postseason showing of 3 NIT wins and a trip to the semifinals.