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Godchaux decides to shut it down

Another domino has fallen.

Davon Godchaux has committed to LSU for the 2014 class

The latest name into LSU's class is a familiar one. Davon Godchaux, a four-star prospect out of Plaquemine High who picked up an offer from the staff over the summer, elected to shut his process down and stay in Louisiana for college.

"I am on board and committed to LSU," Godchaux said. "It feels really good. I wanted my family to be able to come watch me in college, and I also wanted to be somewhere that I could win and get ready for the NFL. I know I'll have that at LSU."

Godchaux, the No. 9-ranked strongside defensive end prospect in the country, became LSU's 15th commitment to the 2014 class. The Tigers are now up to No. 10 in the 247Sports Team Rankings, and with a heavy dose of five- and four-star talent left on the board, a push for the No. 1 spot could still be made.

"This is going to be a great class, and I'm happy to be a part of it," Godchaux said. "Now I would like to see some other guys decide to shut things down. Tony Brown, Malachi Dupre, Hootie Jones, Leonard Fournette and all those guys, they could stick around and make this a national championship-type team, for sure."

Godchaux, who credited defensive backs coach Corey Raymond and defensive line coach Brick Haley with spearheading his recruitment to the Tigers, said his future position remains up in the air, but the 6-foot-4 and 265-pound senior remains open heading into the next level.

"I feel like I can excel at defensive end or defensive tackle, so I'm open to wherever the coaches want to try me out," Godchaux said. "Coach Brick feels like I am a versatile guy, and that's one thing they like about me.

"I went ahead and committed because they sold me on the chance to come in and compete to earn playing time early on. I will work out at any spot on the line, I just want to compete. And I know that Coach Brick can coach me up and help me get to the NFL. He's always let me know that."

Miles made the phone call to Miles and the staff following a conversation with current LSU running back commitment Nick Brossette, who tipped the public off to the news with his Twitter message on Monday evening.

"I had been talking with Nick, and I let him know that I was thinking about going ahead and committing," Godchaux said. "That's when I told him to go ahead and put it out on Twitter that I was committed. Right after that, I talked with the coaches about things.

"Coach Miles was really funny to talk with. He's always cool on the phone. He's a player's coach, for sure. He told me to just finish up strong and get there ready to work."

Godchaux will sit out the remainder of his senior season after undergoing surgery for a torn ACL earlier this month.

"Everything is going great right now, and the surgery went really well," Godchaux said. "They feel like I am going to be back and have the ability to be even better than before. That's my goal. I will be out there as soon as possible ready to put in work."

Godchaux is ranked as the No. 131 overall prospect in the country and the No. 11 player in Louisiana.

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