LSU back in the picture for Godchaux

DE Davon Godchaux has been very clear throughout his recruitment about what an LSU offer would mean to him if one came through. With renewed interest from the Tigers, Godchaux is finalizing his summer camp plans and preparing for coaches to be in attendance at his spring practices.

Four-star defensive end Davon Godchaux has seen his share of ups and downs throughout the recruiting process. The 6-4 271 pound Godchaux, a standout at Plaquemine High School (La.), has seen the interest from college coaches pick up dramatically since the beginning of the year. The talented prospect has collected numerous offers from around the nation within the last several months. With that said, Godchaux explained that very little has changed with where he stands in his recruitment.

"The recruiting process has stayed about the same for me," Godchaux told TSD. "Florida State is about to move up my list and NC State and TCU have been recruiting me recently. UCLA has told me that they were going to offer some time in the near future. With spring football starting, there are a lot of colleges coming down."

With schools coming to check him out during spring football, Godchaux already has a pretty good idea of who will be in attendance.

"Florida, Florida State, Alabama, LSU, Indiana, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Louisiana Tech are coming down," said Godchaux. "Pretty much all of the colleges that I have on my list are coming down to see me."

Aside from trying to impress college scouts, Godchaux hopes to improve certain skills that he believes would make him more explosive from his position on the defensive line.

"I want to end up with a better motor," said Godchaux. "I need to do that to be more effective on defense. I also need to work on my first step. It all starts with a high motor and that's what I'm trying to improve this spring."

One school that has been high on Godchaux's list from the very beginning is LSU. The 19th-ranked defensive end in the country garnered early interest from the Tigers, but things hit a lull for a period of time between Godchaux and his home state school. However, a member of the LSU coaching staff recently visited Plaquemine High School to check in on Godchaux.

"Coach Corey Raymond came to the school to see me on Friday," said Godchaux. "I wasn't there, but he talked to my coach. He told them they were looking to offer me in the future because they want to keep all of the talent instate this year."

Even though he wasn't around when Raymond visited his school, Godchaux got a chance to speak with him shortly thereafter.

"I called him and he told me to keep working hard and keep grinding and the rest will take care of itself," Godchaux said. "He told me to come to camp and we would go from there."

In terms of the LSU camp this summer, Godchaux plans to attend one session. He also believes that an offer could come from the Tigers sooner than this summer.

"I'm going to go to the LSU camp for a day or two," said Godchaux. "From what they told my coach, we think I will get offered before then, but it could also happen at camp."

With the possibility of an LSU offer on the horizon, Godchaux explained that his tune has changed a bit about how he would handle things if the Tigers do offer.

"It'll be something that I have worked very hard for," said Godchaux. "They are still up there for me, but if they offered me, I would have to consider all of my options. I don't think I would commit on the spot."

Aside from camping at LSU this summer, Godchaux intends to hit the summer visit circuit hard. He has tentative plans to visit several schools around the South.

"Florida State, Florida, Alabama, and Ole Miss are the schools that I'm going to visit this summer for camps," said Godchaux. "I'll also be at a combine in Chicago this summer."

Godchaux has received a lot of recognition all spring while participating in scouting combines around the country. Because of his recent success, Godchaux received an invite to participate in the U.S. Army All-American game, something that he has already accepted.

"It will be good for me to play in that game and it is something I have wanted to do for a really long time," said Godchaux. "They have had a lot of great players that have played in that game. I grew up wanting to play in one of the games and I really look forward to the experience that I'm going to get to have there. I'm very excited about it."


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