Godchaux Impressed With Auburn After Visit

Four-star defensive lineman Davon Godchaux discusses his official visit to Auburn and where he stands on the recruiting front.

Plaquemine, La.--A longtime commitment to LSU, four-star defensive lineman Davon Godchaux visited Auburn over the weekend and left impressed by what he saw from the Tigers.

Spending time with Auburn defensive line coach Rodney Garner as well as Head Coach Gus Malzahn, Godchaux said there is plenty to like about the Auburn program.

"It was pretty good," Godchaux said. "I loved it. I loved everything about it. I wanted to come because it was the only school I didn't visit. Of course, I'm committed to LSU, but I wanted to make a final decision on national signing day so I wanted to take a visit to Auburn."

Despite just getting his first taste of Auburn over the weekend, Godchaux said there is no question Malzahn and company made a big impact for him with just over two weeks left until he signs on the dotted line.

"I can't talk about it, but with Auburn I love everything about it," Godchaux said. "From stepping on the campus to stepping off I loved everything about it."

One of the biggest draws for the Tigers in Godchaux's eyes is having Garner back on the Plains. Doing wonders in his first season back at Auburn and with a strong resume from his time at Georgia, the defensive lineman said that getting to play for him would be huge.

"His resume speaks for itself," Godchaux said. "Him and Coach Brick (Haley) are probably the two best defensive line coaches in the nation. His resume speaks for itself. He put Richard Seymour and guys like that in the first round.

"Coach Malzahn is a players' coach," he added. "He's one of the best head coaches I have been around. He's just that good."

Coming back from a knee injury that cost him his entire senior season, Godchaux is 6-4, 285 and wants to play at that weight next season as a freshman. Because of his combination of size and speed he's a player that Garner sees in a similar role to that of Elijah Daniel this past year, both at end and tackle in situations.

"Coach Garner said it depends on how big I get, but he's planning on using me first and second down at end and the on third down inside at defensive tackle," Godchaux said. "When I got on the campus they said that's who I looked like, said I looked just like him.

"When you go to the NFL they ask you what you can play," he added. "If you can play all the positions that's a good thing. I like to be versatile."

Planning to visit LSU next weekend and Florida the final trip, Godchaux said it's going to be a tough call for him in the end.

"I'm 100 percent committed to LSU, but I wanted to take a visit to Auburn before I make a final decision," he said. "It's just where I fit. I fit in good with the players there (Auburn) and I fit in with the players at LSU too. I just really want to talk an official to Florida also because it's going to be a lifetime decision."

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