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Signing Day Capsule: Davon Godchaux
LSU DE signee Davon Godchaux
Posted Feb 4, 2014
LSU has received a National Letter of Intent from DE Davon Godchaux. The four-star DE is officially a Tiger.
You might say
took full advantage of the recruiting cycle. Godchaux had been committed to
since September, but he came out in January saying he was still open to his options and wanted to take his share of official visits. That rubbed some LSU fans the wrong way, considering the Tigers had stuck with him despite an ACL tear that ended Godchaux’s senior season on the opening week.
But all concerns were put to rest when Godchaux reaffirmed his commitment on National Signing Day. Godchaux was on LSU’s radar long before any of these shenanigans took place. The four-star lineman started blowing up in the recruiting world after his junior season, but LSU wasn’t one of the first schools to come calling. Godchaux, who grew up on the other side of the river from LSU’s campus, always called that his dream school and did everything he could to secure his spot in the class. That offer finally came in the summer before his senior year and the rest was history.
Godchaux ranks as one of the top defensive ends in the country, though at 6-4, 275 pounds, he could very well end up on the inside. He’s surprisingly nimble for a player of his size, and he’s at his best in pursuit of the ballcarrier or quarterback. He could definitely add a few pounds and become a disruptive force as a defensive tackle, and that versatility will serve him well on the college level.
But Godchaux is still rehabbing from a torn ACL he suffered in late August. Though he’s on track to be full strength by the time he arrives at LSU, the injury could set him back some in his development. A redshirt will likely be in his future, but assuming he regains his pre-injury form, Godchaux has a bright future along LSU’s defensive line.
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