October 4th, 2013 09:00 AM║ Posted By: Josh Ward ║ Permalink
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Godchaux gave his commitment to LSU head coach Les Miles and defensive line coach Brick Haley.
“I called Coach Miles, Coach Haley and Corey Raymond and told them I was ready to get this done,” Godchaux told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “I just feel at home, my mom can make it to my games. It was all the little things. Now I’m ready to work hard from this injury and get back on the field.
That injury is a torn ACL, which he suffered during his team’s first game of the season last month.
“I’ll bounce back… Adrian Peterson is my idol,” Godchaux said last month, referring to the quick recovery of the same injury by the star Minnesota Vikings running back.
Godchaux’s commitment to LSU comes at a good time. The Tigers hadn’t received a commitment in more than a month. In that time, highly-touted in-state prospects Cameron Robinson and Cameron Sims both committed to rival Alabama.
But LSU is in fine shape as it continues to recruit other top in-state prospects. Five of Rivals‘ top 11 prospects in Louisiana are committed to LSU. Robinson, the state’s No. 1 prospect, is the only other prospect inside the top 11 to make a decision.
Running back Leonard Fournette and wide receiver Speedy Noil from New Orleans and receiver Malachi Dupri from River Ridge are important targets for LSU. All three are considered heavy leans to the Tigers, according to 247Sports.
It will likely be an Alabama-LSU battle for Fournette. Dupri told 247Sports this week he plans to take his five official visits before making an official decision on signing day.
“Right now all the schools I’m considering seem like great places and are all similar,” Dupre said. “After I take my visits I’m just going to go with my heart and pick the place that fits me best. I just gotta figure it out.”
LSU hopes quarterback commitment Brandon Harris will help the Tigers’ in-state recruiting efforts. The standout from Bossier City, La., cited the opportunity to play for the state school as a reason he chose LSU in July.
“Louisiana, I feel like, produces the best athletes every year,” Harris said at the time. “To get the opportunity to play with the greatest athletes and go into the Louisiana Hall of Fame one day, I knew I didn’t want to go into the Alabama Hall of Fame, I knew I didn’t want to go into the Ohio State Hall of Fame.
“I knew I wanted to go into the Louisiana Hall of Fame. Why not play for a school where you’re from, the biggest in-state school in the state of Louisiana?”
LSU hopes other in-state prospects feel the same.
Tennessee hopes for big weekend
Tennessee will host several highly-touted prospects this weekend as the Vols get ready to play Georgia.
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