Davis on Tide, packages deals and a timeline

Ben Davis has been to Alabama several times as a prospect, but this past weekend he took in Tuscaloosa with a pair fellow in-state elites he’s growing close with.

Alabama again hosted legacy prospect and Scout100 Gordo (Ala.) linebacker Ben Davis over the weekend, and it enabled him time to sit down with two of the coaching staff’s defensive minds after the usual junior day activities and a good seat to see the UA hoops team in action.

“I had fun, got to talk with Coach (Nick) Saban and Coach (Kirby) Smart; we just talked a little football,” he said. “We have a great relationship with each other. Alabama sees me more as an inside guy, since I’m big. And on third down, they see me rushing the passer kind of like Dont’a Hightower. They see me as a player like him that can play inside and outside. “

The former All-America selection, national champion and now Super Bowl champion is a player Davis feels he resonates with on the field because of his versatility.

“I could see myself like Hightower, because I like to be inside to stuff the run and sometimes I like to rush the passer off the edge,” he said. “It pushes me to work even harder to fill out my potential to get to. It motivates me, and it’s humbling to get better every day.”

Checking in at 6-foot-4, 233 pounds while on the visit, the junior was able to spend part of Saturday with the other two prospects nestled in the current top three within the state lines in Montgomery (Ala.) Carver teammates Lyndell Wilson and Marlon Davidson.

“They’re my dudes, we talk all the time,” Davis said. “We really don’t know where each other is going yet, we’re all undecided. But when we just get to kick it, we go back and forth and always have fun with each other. Whenever the time comes to pick a college, if we’re together that’s going to be cool and if we go different ways, that’s going to be cool, too. We’re real tight with each other.

Carver's Davidson and "Mack" Wilson.

“Marlon is cool; he’s real funny, real goofy. But on the field, he’s a beast, nobody can block him. Mack is more of an outside guy, I’m an inside guy, so we try to get in and help each other with different techniques at camps, we try to make each other better. It’s not really a competition.”

Also looking to visit Auburn, LSU and USC in the spring and summer months, Scout’s No. 53 overall prospect and projected outside linebacker maintains that he has no leader. However, his commitment timeline may be more accelerated than initially thought.

“It might happen before the season starts, or it might happen after,” he said. “But when the season gets here, I’m going to be focused on my team.”

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