Godchaux has a great visit to Florida

While a number of top prospects where in Bradenton, Florida participating in the IMG 7 on 7 tournament two prospects were visiting Florida on Saturday.

One of those prospects was Plaquemine (La.) High defensive end Davon Godchaux who enjoyed his visit and plans to return soon.

“It was a good visit and I had a great time,” Godchaux said. “I like Florida and I liked the campus, the coaches, coach (Will) Muschamp, the education program and the strength and conditioning coach at Florida. I’m going to come back with my parents either the weekend after the fourth of July or the weekend of July 20th when all of the coaches get back on campus.”

For the 6-foot-4, 275-pound Godchaux he says that Florida had everything he was looking for in the education department as well as facilities.

“I want to major in sports management and minor in communication,” Godchaux said. “They have great programs in both of those. Florida’s campus was nice and they have a winning tradition on campus with good baseball, softball and basketball teams. Their facilities were the best of the best. I was very impressed by the weight room and how big it was. Everything at Florida was nice.”

When Godchaux met with Jeff Dillman he found himself hearing exactly what he wanted to hear from a strength coach.

“Coach Dillman was cool and he was pretty impressive,” Godchaux said. “He was telling me that everything in the weight room is a grind. He said that when you come to Florida you have to work hard to earn your position and that means grinding at everything you do. Coach Dillman could help me get better on and off the field as a person and a player.”

Godchaux also had the chance to meet with Will Muschamp who told him how he would fit into the defense at Florida.

“He told me that I could play both defensive end or defensive tackle,” Godchaux said. “He said that Florida needs me and that if I come in and work hard that I could play early but nothing is guaranteed or promised. He said he was impressed by my speed and strength as a player.”

When asked if he had a leader, Godchaux said no but said that if he was to name a leader it would be Florida.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.