'14 DE Davon Godchaux is among the top overall prospects in Louisiana. The 6-4, 245-pounder from…
'14 Intro: DE Davon Godchaux
"I had 9.5 sacks last year with around 45 tackles," said Davon Godchaux, who helped the Plaquemine Green Devils to a winning record (6-5 overall) and an appearance in the 4A playoff bracket. The Green Devils were ousted by Washington-Marion and do-everything stud LB/QB Melvin Jones in the first round by a 35-8 margin. "I talked to Melvin after the game," said Godchaux of the three-star linebacker from Lake Charles. "We're about the same size." Jones got an Alabama offer today and Godchaux says he is hearing from several programs, including the national champion Crimson Tide. Alas, Godchaux plays in the shadow of LSU's fabled Tiger Stadium. Plaquemine High School is located approximately a dozen miles southeast - but on the west side of the Mississippi River - from LSU's campus in Baton Rouge. "I'm being recruited by LSU, Alabama, Mississippi State and Southern Miss," said Godchaux. "I'm being recruited by most of the SEC schools. "Pass-rushing is what I like to do, and we plan on going deep in the playoffs. We need to improve our leadership and discipline to make it as far as possible in the playoffs." Godchaux will camp at LSU this summer. "They invited me to their camp," he said. "LSU is a good college. It's one of the top colleges in the SEC. My main interests are probably going to be LSU and Alabama." What about his speed and weight room numbers? "I run a 4.9 in the 40-yard dash," said the sophomore. "I bench-press 285 pounds, squat 430, and clean 275. I want to work on getting quicker hands. I have speed and good footwork." Godchaux registered a season-high seven tackles with two sacks in Plaquemine's 62-20 decimation of district opponent St. Michael in week eight of 2011. The Green Devils started the year 1-3, only to rebound and capture wins in their first five district games before losing to Lutcher in a week ten showdown for the district championship. Godchaux had two sacks apiece vs. St. Michael, Lutcher, Belaire and Tara. He recovered a fumble and returned it nearly 20 yards to paydirt in the St. Michael contest. On the year, he forced four fumbles and blocked a punt.
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