Bama Commit Takes In Bowl Practice

Briarwood Christian's Andy Davis was one of the first Tide verbal commits for the class of 2006. Davis is helping recruit and is eager to help build a Davis family pipeline to the Capstone.

"Everyone has been upset about not competing for a national championship," Said Andy Davis. "If you look back to last year though, no one would have thought Alabama would only lose two games this year. Alabama is getting better and better every year. I would have loved it if we finished the season undefeated, but if you look at the big picture it was a great year. When I made my commitment nobody really knew what was going to happen with Alabama."

Davis has an official visit date scheduled and will continue to help the Tide recruit.

"I had originally planned to visit Alabama January 13, but then Jake Jones and I decided we would take it on January 9," said Davis. "I didn't feel like taking it last week, and he said he would wait until January 13th to take it with me."

"I am trying to get Jake to come to Alabama real bad," Davis continued. "I know he likes Alabama and LSU a lot. He went on an official visit to LSU this weekend. I know he is ready to make a decision. We have both already talked about rooming together if he decided to go to Alabama."

Davis and Jones made a trip to Tuscaloosa for an unofficial visit last weekend as Davis shared, "Jake and I went down with our dads last weekend to watch their practice Saturday. We talked to coach [Mike] Shula, coach [Chris] Ball and coach Cheese [Charlie Harbison]. The visit went really good. I think Jake liked it a lot."

"It felt pretty good for me to be down there watching them. I was watching the competition I would be going up against next year. They have some young guys, and they are very athletic. I am hoping to go down there and help them next year. I am going to keep training hard and preparing myself. I am going down there to play safety. They have not said exactly where I will play, but I feel like I will play free safety," Davis added.

Assistant coach Charlie Harbison (Alabama's recruiter for Birmingham) made an in-home visit with the Briarwood star last week. Coaches are looking for commitments, and the Tide staff remains in constant contact with their verbal commits. "Coach Cheese came to the house Tuesday night," Davis said. "The visit went really good. My mom had never met coach Cheese before. She liked him a lot. He got a chance to meet my little brothers. They liked him a lot."

Coach Cheese may return to the Davis household to recruit two additional family members.

"My middle brother [Alex] is 6-2, 218 pounds. He is only 15 years old, and he is looking like a stud. My youngest brother [Chad] is 5-10, 140 pounds. He is in the 6th grade. He was the fastest player on his team. I am hoping we can build an Alabama legacy," Davis said. Davis finished his high school career with 415 tackles. He recorded five interceptions this past season as well.

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