Luther Davis Returns from Unofficial Visit

Alabama commitment Luther Davis, from West Monroe, (Louis.), took an unofficial visit to Tuscaloosa this weekend to help with recruiting. The four-star defensive end talked about his trip.

"It was just another great visit," Luther Davis said. "I got to talk to some recruits there and that was my main purpose for going. I wanted to get their feelings on what they are thinking about Alabama and other schools."

"I think I covered a lot of ground with some players specifically Rolando Melancon. I feel like things are looking good. We are not going to have the class that we wanted, but all the guys that are coming in are going to contribute as early as possible. I feel good about our class no matter what."

"I mainly just hung out with Rolando because a lot of the other guys (recruits) there were just kind of to themselves."

"This trip was also just a briefing for my brother (Lucas Jackson, Arkansas). We have been pretty much going over my recruiting, and I wanted him to get a chance to see what Alabama had to offer. He was blown away by everything. He was really impressed."

"I also got a chance to talk to all the coaches again. They were happy that I took the time to come up on the weekend and talk to some recruits. They said they really appreciate everything. I just want to win and do everything I can to help. We may not have the best class in the country, but we are going to turn it into one of the best."

Davis was in attendance at the SEC basketball game between Alabama and South Carolina at Coleman Coliseum.

"We got to the game in the second quarter," he said. "We got to watch the game and enjoy the people. It felt good because they were coming up to me and wanting to meet me. They were telling me they are behind me 100-percent, and they would keep me in their prayers. I was moved by that. I didn't know I had that many people supporting me. There is no question Alabama is the perfect place for me," Davis said.

When asked of a signing day ceremony Davis replied, "I will probably do that somewhere. I am not sure if I will do it at my school or not. I will be glad to get everything over with."

Davis brought up his friend Sidell Corley, from Mobile-McGill-Toolen, (Ala.), giving his pledge this weekend. The two players had previously talked of playing bookends together at Alabama.

"From my understanding Sidell (Corley) committed to LSU," Davis said. "I think it is a bad move for him. That is just my opinion. It is a bad move. Here I am de-committing from there because of the depth chart, and they are telling him he has a chance to come in and play 10-12 snaps a game.

"They are going to redshirt him. It is a fact. He would have been better to come to Alabama. LSU is so deep at defensive end."

"I wish him the best. I tried to call him, but he didn't answer. I guess he knew what I had to say about everything. There is nothing I can do. That is his decision and something him and his father came up with. I wish him the best of luck. I believe in the eighth week we (Alabama) play them. I guess I will see him then."

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