Plaquemine DL Godchaux commits to LSU

Plaquemine's Davon Godchaux applies pressure against East Ascension earlier in the season. Godchaux committed to play football at LSU on Monday. 
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PLAQUEMINE - Plaquemine Senior High School defensive lineman Davon Godchaux underwent the first day of post-surgery physical therapy on Monday.

The 6-foot-5, 271-pound also declared his college choice by committing to LSU on Monday night.

"LSU is real close and just feels like home," Godchaux said. "Just the opportunity to play in Tiger Stadium in that atmosphere in front of family and friends.

"It is a chance to be a part of a national championship caliber program. That is the biggest thing. I didn't fell any pressure to commit. Not at all but I still want to take my visits."

Godchaux, a four-star strongside defensive end, is listed as one of Louisiana's top 10 prospects for 2014 and No. 2 defensive lineman. He planned on committing in Dec. after refuting reports of choosing over the summer and moving up his choice before the season started.

Then, in the Green Devils' first game of the season, Godchaux suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first quarter against East Ascension Sept. 5.

"I am happy for him," Plaquemine coach Paul Distefano said. "It is a shame he won't be able to play and enjoy his senior year. I think he made a wise choice, especially with the injury. He decided to stay close and they will get him ready to play as soon as possible."

A Class 4A All-State performer last year after registering 60 tackles including 16 tackles for loss, Godchaux has nearly 30 offers including LSU, Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Ole Miss, USC, UCLA, Miami, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, TCU, Mississippi St., Vanderbilt, Arizona State and Washington State.

Godchaux faces six to eight months of rehab after tearing two ligaments including the ACL. He had said he planned on enrolling at his school of choice in January but said he will now graduate with his senior class.

"Based on my decision, I wanted to graduate with my class and enjoy my senior year," Godchaux said.

Godchaux is the son of Albertha Godchaux.