Godchaux opens things up and will visit Florida

News broke last Friday that LSU defensive end commit Davon Godchaux (6-4, 270, Plaquemine, LA High) was opening his recruitment back up to take visits.

According to Godchaux, despite opening things up, he’s still a Tiger but will be taking officials to Auburn, Florida and UCLA.

“I’m still committed to LSU but I’m taking visits,” Godchaux said. “I feel like I wanted to make sure that I was making the right decision and make sure that LSU is where I want to be for the next 3 to 4 years in college. I still haven’t talked to LSU on the phone about this yet though.”

After Godchaux tore his ACL during his senior year Florida backed off on recruiting him but just recently the Gators started recruiting him again.

“Coach (Will) Muschamp called me heading into the Army All-American bowl,” Godchaux said. “I talked to him after one of the practices out there and he said that Florida was coming down to see me this Thursday and wanted to know how interested in them I was.”

During the summer months Godchaux was feeling Florida a lot and some even predicted the Gators could land him.

Despite the recent communication issues and the Gators not recruiting Godchaux for a while, he says that he still likes Florida.

“I still have a lot of interest in Florida,” Godchaux said. “When I go down there for my visit I want to just go there and ask more questions and see what’s going on. I want to ask why they stopped recruiting me and why this and why that basically.”

Florida landed another Louisiana star Gerald Willis two weeks ago and according to Godchaux it would be fun to play beside his fellow statesman.

“I talk to Gerald (Willis) every time I see him,” Godchaux said. “It would be cool because we are from the boot and from Louisiana but Gerald made his decision to go to Florida and his decision won’t affect me one way or another.”

Godchaux plans to visit Florida on January 24th but before then Florida will send Derek Lewis and Brad Lawing to visit him for in-home visit.

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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.