While Nick Saban hosted about a dozen critical seniors a few weeks before national signing day, the champion coach and his staff didn’t ignore some of the south’s top underclassmen in the process. Among the small group of visitors, class of 2016 Alabama commitment Raekwon Davis spent Saturday in Tuscaloosa.
“It went well, I was with some of the players,” he said. “I was with (D.J.) Pettway and I saw (Jonathan) Allen when I first got there. “
It is no surprise that Davis, who plays on both lines for Meridian (Miss. ) High School, spent time with some of UA's top defensive linemen. Despite being ranked as a three-star offensive tackle by Scout, the Crimson Tide is expecting him to play defensive tackle once he arrives on campus for good. A big reason for the projection is the coach who spent the most time with Davis before he became an SEC prospect.
“I also had the chance to talk to Bo Davis for a while before I left,” he said. “He was telling me to stay healthy and keep my grades up. He’s a great coach. During the summer, when I was at the camp, I realized he was the man to get me to the next level.”
It was at Saban’s summer camp where Davis snagged his UA offer, and his stock began to rise. It still is, as programs like the in-state SEC pair along with LSU, Florida State, Oregon and others continue to recruit the two-way standout.
But at least for now, he’s comfortable with his August 2 decision to commit to Alabama.
“I’m solid for right now, but my table is still open,” Davis said. “I still have another year to go. But I feel like it’s (Alabama) a nice place. They make me feel like home, also like a family. And if you want to see the next level, that’s the place to go.”
Ranked as the No. 24 offensive tackle in 2016, Davis has no upcoming visits planned at this point. He is one of three junior commitments for Alabama along with four-stars Shyheim Carter and Demetris Robertson.
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