Davis meets Saban at camp

There's a notion in recruiting that places the son of any player that used to play for said school is at the forefront of the present team's recruiting and expected signee list. It is not always the case, but one can't argue the priority status of Alabama linebacker legacy Ben Davis, who got his first impression of Nick Saban and vice versa Monday during the program's camp session.

Wayne Davis is the all-time leader in tackles at the University of Alabama, a respectable feat for any school, much less one known for its defensive standouts.

Ben Davis, his son, is one of the emerging talents in the Yellowhammer State, with an SEC offer (Mississippi State) already to his name among several others. Alabama is not on the list yet for the class of 2016 prospect out of Gordo (Ala.) High, but after his camp effort in Tuscaloosa on Monday -- it may be a matter of when and not if.

"Camp went great, they said they said they are going to recruit me hard," he said. "I sat and talked to Coach [Nick] Saban in his office. He told me that they usually do not offer this early and just to concentrate on getting better every day and that I'm going to have an opportunity to play and go to school there.

"It was a great conversation, Coach Saban is a great coach. And he gave me some pointers to help my game."

It was Davis' first time meeting Saban despite his familiarity with the program.

"He told me I am big and athletic," he said. "He is a very good coach; he is about business and getting better every day. He is very business-like, no joking."

There may have not been anything to joke about concerning what the 6-foot-4, 225-pounder did on the field on Monday, either.

"I think I did great, there were some big guys out there, but I can compete with all of them," Davis said. "I think I stood out, I ran a 4.7 40-yard dash and I went in with the first team on 7-on-7 and we shut it down. "

Before shifting his focus for the Auburn camp he'll attend on Thursday and Friday, he thought about a potential scholarship offer from the Tide.

"It would mean a lot to me," Davis said. "If I got it, they would definitely be in my top three choices."

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