Godchaux feels he's in "good hands" at LSU

LSU landed its 15th commitment in the 2014 Class on Monday when four-star DL Davon Godchaux pledged to the Tigers. As he continues to rehab from a torn ACL, Godchaux felt too comfortable with LSU to pass up that opportunity.

Davon Godchaux's recruitment has its share of twists and turns.

He had seemingly committed once before, but he pulled back, wanting to wait until Dec. 28. Then he moved that date up to some time this summer. Then only a couple days later he pushed it back to that late December date.

Well now Godchaux has made another change of plans, and this time it resulted in an official commitment to LSU on Monday.

Godchaux had every intention of holding off until Dec. 28, but he was dealt a tough blow that accelerated his commitment. Godchaux suffered a torn ACL in his senior season opener. He underwent surgery to repair the damage earlier this month, and all early signs indicate he'll make a full recovery.

The LSU coaching staff kept close tabs on Godchaux after his injury and surgery. Their confident he can complete his rehab, and the trust he has in the coaches made Godchaux ready.

"Coach Miles said no matter what, I'll have a scholarship," Godchaux said. "Hearing that from a head coach, that just blew me away. Once I heard that, I knew it was time to commit…It says a lot about him. He's going to be a man of his word. That's pretty important."

Godchaux could develop into a DE or DT
LSU has always been the top school on his list. He made countless trips to campus through the course of his junior season, desperate for the offer.

He eventually received it earlier this summer, and now Godchaux is the 15th member of the 2014 Class.

"It's real great to play in front of your family and your friends," Godchaux said. "The atmosphere really pushes you to get that sack. It's all very special."

Godchaux underwent surgery on Sept. 20, and said Monday that his recovery was still on track. Godchaux is on crutches and won't be able to resume football activities for about eight months.

But Godchaux is motivated to rehab his knee and said the coaches are very encouraging.

"They're very hopeful," Godchaux said. "It's nothing but a bump in the road for me…I'm starting to put weight on it. I'm taking it day by day. I can put weight on it, but I can't do too much with it. It's a process…

"It's going to be tough, but nobody ever said it was going to be easy. I know it's going to be hard. But having that mindset makes you want to get through it. Getting back into shape is not going to be easy, but I just have to take the mindset that I'm going to attack it."

A big reason why he chose to commit was because he knew the LSU coaches will take care of him, and he'll be in the expert care of the Tigers' training staff.

"I feel like I'm in the best hands of all time," Godchaux said. "All of the former LSU football players I've met said it's a great place. There's nothing to worry about."

Godchaux does at this time plan to take all five of his official visits. He'll trip to Florida State on Dec. 7, UCLA on Dec. 13 and Miami on Jan. 24. Godchaux mentioned Ole Miss, USC and Alabama as other schools he may check out.

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