Brewton tight end likes the Tide

With Bama's new offense utilizing the tight end more in the passing game, the Tide coaches are looking for versatile athletes, capable of both blocking and running pass routes. T.R. Miller's Trent Davidson hopes to be their man.

A National Honor Society member who sports a 3.4 GPA and 24 ACT, Trent Davidson (6-6, 250, 4.80) is an established student athlete who enters his senior year as one of the top rated tight end prospects in the state.

The Brewton native has the frame that could allow him to grow into a bona fide offensive tackle, but for now he is a polished tight end who can both block and receive.

He has camped at Alabama and Auburn, but there is little doubt which team Davidson prefers. "I had the chance to grow up in the Alabama football atmosphere," he said. "They have such a winning tradition."

Davidson finished his junior year with 15 receptions for 210 yards and two touchdowns (one in the state championship game). He played on a state championship team that predominantly ran the ball.

Davidson was credited with 26 pancake blocks. According to his coach he is an outstanding reach blocker on outside sweeps. Davidson has also perfected his long-snapping technique, center for his high school team on punts, field goals and PAT's.

This past season he made the All Region second team and was Honorable Mention All State.

The versatile athlete can bench press 270 pounds. He has long arms, which makes bench pressing tough, and his school doesn't utilize the squat.

Davidson is considering the in-state schools Alabama, Auburn, UAB and Troy State. Several out of state schools are expressing interest, but he hasn't decided on which ones he will visit.

However if the Tide staff shows interest, Davidson will be all ears. "The story of Coach Bryant is known nationwide," he explained. "I have been to a lot of college games, but that elephant trumpet and Coach Bryant's voice have no comparison."

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