Taking it all in

2014 Plaquemine defensive end Davon Godchaux is a name popping up on a lot more program's recruiting boards these days. He reflects on all the interest with TSD's Austin Cooper and discusses where things stand with LSU.

The recruiting process got off to a very slow start for four-star defensive end Davon Godchaux. The Plaquemine High School standout used this offseason not only to get bigger and stronger, but also to improve his technique and motor on the field.

He certainly accomplished that as he is 6-4 and now weighs in at 271 pounds. Godchaux has also received an incredible amount of interest in recent months, something that is still continuing into the summer. Godchaux recently added a few new offers to his already impressive list that he has collected from schools all over the country.

"I have Texas, Texas A&M and Arizona State offers now," Godchaux told TSD. "They have all been recruiting me pretty hard recently. They all came by the school and offered me after some of my practices."

There have been numerous colleges that have made the trip through Louisiana to check out Godchaux during spring practice. Godchaux explained that a few schools that have passed through have really caught his attention.

"Texas A&M, Florida, Texas, Florida State, USC and Ole Miss have all been through so far this spring," said Godchaux. "It really stood out to me that they stopped by."

One school that has yet to stop by to watch Godchaux go through spring practice is the one that he has been hoping to land an offer from since the beginning of the recruiting process.

"LSU hasn't stopped by yet this spring to see me practice," said Godchaux. "I'm sure they will at some point. I don't really contact LSU, so I don't really know where things stand in terms of me getting an offer this spring."

Even though it has been a little while since he has spoken to someone from LSU, Godchaux explained that he was able to build solid relationships with a couple of coaches for the Tigers very early in the process.

"I was talking to Coach Corey Raymond and Frank Wilson," said Godchaux. "I've had a pretty good relationship with Coach Raymond since the very beginning and I talk to Coach Wilson every now and then."

From his conversations with the LSU staff, Godchaux believes that his best chance at an offer from the Tigers would come at one of their summer camp sessions. Even with the possibility of an offer coming through with a good performance this summer, Godchaux remains a little bit uncertain on whether or not he will camp with the Tigers.

"I haven't decided if I am going to camp at LSU yet or not," said Godchaux. "I would lean towards me camping there, but I'm not sure what they want out of me at camp in order to get an offer from them."

Besides the possibility of camping at LSU, Godchaux has numerous other schools that he would like to check out this summer to see what they have to offer.

"I want to visit Texas A&M, Texas, Florida, Florida State and Ole Miss this summer," said Godchaux. "Those are the schools that have caught my interest and I want to check them out."

With the recruiting process still picking up steam, Godchaux isn't naming any favorites at this point. He anticipates that it will be quite some time before he makes a college choice, so he is just soaking it all in.

"I don't have any schools standing out above the rest right now," said Godchaux. "I'm just going to wait and see how everything happens and then go from there. I'm taking things slow right now."

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