Friday, April 19, 2013
Notes: FSU latest offer for DE Godchaux
By Gary Laney
Defensive end Lorenzo Carter received offers from LSU and Alabama on the same day.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The offers keep coming in for 2014 defensive end Davon Godchaux.
Already sporting offers from the likes of Florida and Nebraska, Godchaux added an offer this week from Florida State, which offered the defensive end from Plaquemine, La., on Monday, he said in a text.
Godchaux, who has 17 offers, still lacks one from his favored in-state school, LSU.
LSU offers Carter
Though LSU sits in the middle of a region enjoying one of its most bountiful recruiting years in memory, that hasn't stopped the Tigers from spreading their recruiting wings.
A couple of days after LSU hosted the nation's No. 2 prospect, New Jersey's Jabrill Peppers -- the same weekend the Tigers hosted the No. 1 prospect, the more local Leonard Fournette -- LSU offered Lorenzo Carter, the No. 14 player in the ESPN 150 and the nation's third-best defensive end.
Carter, a wiry defensive end who's build might recall Barkevious Mingo, got offers from LSU and Alabama on Tuesday.
His offer went out just after Deondre Clark, a highly-regarded end from Oklahoma with a Tigers offer, visited LSU, but did not commit.
Gibson enjoying experience
One of Louisiana's best 2014 quarterbacks, Quentin Gibson (Marrero/Archbishop Shaw) has seen his recruitment take off after a strong showing at the Elite 11 in Dallas and a repeat performance at the Elite 11 and NFTC in Atlanta.
"I'm building a great relationship with Coach Trent Dilfer," Gibson said in a facebook message. "He said I was one of the best quarterbacks they've seen on film or in person in the nation. I didn't get the invite to the finals, but I am SOOO close, and they are still evaluating me."
Dilfer noted Gibson as a surprise perform at the Dallas Elite 11.
Between Elite 11 trips, Gibson has been able to make unofficial visits to Florida State and Mississippi State. He's still looking for his first offer, but that might come sooner than later with the spring he's had.
Quinn shows speed
Trey Quinn was a noted two-sport star when he burst on the recruiting scene last summer with a strong showing at LSU's camp. Once a star in the Little League World Series, many speculated he ultimately would choose baseball over football.
Things have changed a lot since then. Now an ESPN 150 wide receiver ranked third in the nation at his position, the Lake Charles, La., Barbe High product has dropped baseball after winning a state championship in the sport last spring. This spring he has focused his attention on track and field as a spring sport that best complements his football ambitions.
After not running track in his first year in high school and dabbling in it for a couple of meets between baseball games in 2012, Quinn has taken to the sport well this spring, showing on the track why he's an elite prospect on the gridiron.
Quinn ran a 10.4 100-meter dash for his Barbe High team at the District 3-5A track meet in Lafayette, La. Although his time was hand-timed and would not be considered an official time, it's still a head-turning finish.
Quinn is one of many LSU targets or signees who will be interesting to watch as track season hits its stretch.
Jeryl Brazil, LSU's 2013 athlete signee, is the national champion at 60 meters indoors. Fournette ran a 10.9 100-meters despite weighing well over 200 pounds. Speedy Noil is one of the faster prospects in the country despite specializing more in the jumps in track and field. Another 2013 signee, Rashard Robinson, ran a 10.5 100-meter dash, and cornerback target Tony Brown has run the 110-meter hurdles in under 14 seconds.