LSU landed it’s 15th recruit for the class of 2014 in defensive end Davon Godchaux (Plaquemine, La. Plaquemine Senior) who is currently rehabbing from a torn ACL. Godchaux had planned to wait until late December to commit, but decided to get his commitment out of the way despite maintaining he is still taking his official visits.
“I am on board and committed to LSU,” Godchaux tells Geaux247. “I wanted my family to be able to come watch me in college, and I also wanted to be somewhere that I could win and get ready for the NFL. I know I’ll have that at LSU…This is going to be a great class, and I’m happy to be a part of it,” Godchaux said.
According to The Advocate, his official visits will be to Ole Miss, Miami, Florida State, UCLA and USC.
Godchaux is the No. 9 strongside defensive end in the 247Sports composite rankings, but at 6-4, 265-pounds may see his future in the interior of the defensive line at tackle. He could be the prototypical three-technique at tackle with his strength to hold up at the point of attack and ability to rush the passer.
“I feel like I can excel at defensive end or defensive tackle, so I’m open to wherever the coaches want to try me out,” Godchaux said. “Coach Brick feels like I am a versatile guy, and that’s one thing they like about me.
LSU has a commitment from one other defensive end in Deondre Clark (Oklahoma City, Okla. Douglass) and zero form defensive tackles so that may play into the decision of the coaches where to play Godchaux in the coming years.
Another defensive lineman who could be joining them at LSU is Gerald Willis (New Orleans, La. Edna Karr) who is the No. 2 defensive tackle in the 247Sports composite rankings and a strong LSU lean.
The talent in Louisiana this year is as rich as it has been in years and the Tigers have an opportunity to stock up on some elite in-state talent in the coming months and Shea Dixon from Geaux247 thinks it could be the best in the land.
— Shea Dixon (@Sheadixon) October 1, 2013
The addition of Godchaux on Monday night is a step toward the top of the top spot–currently occupied by Alabama–but there is a lot of work to be done before signing day in February.