Friday, May 4, 2012
DB Davis commits to UT
By William Wilkerson
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Longhorns finally have a commitment from a defensive back and their first commitment since March 8.
ESPN 150 cornerback Antwuan Davis (Bastrop, Texas/Bastrop) made the 35-minute drive west to Austin and gave his verbal pledge to the Texas coaching staff, his father, Anthony Davis Sr. confirmed to HornsNation. He is Texas' 14th commitment overall and the first since four-star tight end Durham Smythe committed on March 8.
Davis (6-foot, 180 pounds) is the No. 13 cornerback and No. 147 player in the country.
He chose Texas over offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, TCU, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Vanderbilt.
Davis, who is overcoming a back injury sustained last season, has always been high on the Longhorns. He told HornsNation as early as October that Texas was his top school. But it took Texas a little while longer than expected to extend an offer his way due to a change in recruiting philosophy adopted this year that has seen the Longhorns wait longer than usual and be a little more selective before offering a player.
That offer finally came on April 2, the same day fellow ESPN 150 cornerback Maurice Smith (Sugar Land, Texas/Dulles) was offered. They are the lone cornerbacks that have been offered by Texas in 2013.
Chevoski Collins (Livingston, Texas/Livingston) was offered yesterday but he figures to play safety for Texas should he decide to commit to the Longhorns.
In Davis, Texas is getting a cornerback with ideal size and exceptional speed to boot.
"If you are looking for speed and explosiveness on the perimeter, Davis performs at a premium level," his ESPN scouting report reads. "Tall, lean and lengthy but has plenty of pop on his tightly wound frame. Quick twitched athlete who plays bigger and thrives on contact. This is a physical DB who plays with an edge and at times a reckless style that could be more under control."