Godchaux Says He Will Visit OSU This Summer

A really talented defensive lineman is always in vogue to add to a recruiting class. Plaquemine, La., defensive lineman Davon Godchaux is a real prize because the two-sport athlete who is also a standout in hoops is athletic enough to play defensive end, but at 6-4, 270 pounds is big enough to play inside. He may grow into a defensive tackle and still be athletic.

Oklahoma State Cowboys current defensive tackle standout Calvin Barnett comes to mind. Godchaux is wrapping up spring football with a busy summer planned.

"We actually just finished up spring football and had a scrimmage on Saturday," said Davon Godchaux, who told us Plaquemine is about 30 minutes south of Baton Rouge and LSU. "I played good, but you can always do better. I was all right, but that is not the way I want people to think of the way I play. I will work hard this summer."

Godchaux burst on the scene as a sophomore when he weighed around 240 pounds and was a true defensive end. He had 42 tackles with 9.5 sacks coming off the edge. He also had four fumbles caused and he recovered three loose balls.

Last season as a junior, he followed it up with a performance that included 63 tackles and earned first-team All-State in Class 4A.

Godchaux, as mentioned, is also really good in basketball. That has cut into his strength training some, but he still can bench press 300 pounds, squat 430 pounds, and he has a 35-inch vertical. You read that right, a 35 inch vertical! He has offers from more than 20 schools including several he visited this spring.

"I visited Alabama, Mississippi, and Mississippi State and that was it," Godchaux explained. "This summer I will visit Texas, Texas A&M, Florida, and Florida State. I will visit Oklahoma State too."

His offer from Texas was recent and he said that UT defensive line coach Oscar Giles is recruiting him for the Horns.

As for Oklahoma State, "Both their defensive coordinator (Glenn Spencer) and defensive line coach (Joe Bob Clements) have come down to my school to see me this spring."

Godchaux is really talented and he is being chased by a lot of schools. The best part of this is that LSU has not offered and that could lead to him leaving the state, going either east to another SEC school or west to a Big 12 school or Texas A&M as the Aggies are in heavy pursuit as well.

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