“We wanted him to play tight end that is where he thought he would fit, ’’said Calley. But he was not too keen on that idea.”
Davis committed to Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson Saturday in Jonesboro before the Red Wolves’ 28-14 victory over Louisiana-Monroe.
So Davis (6-foot-4, 286 pounds) moved to offensive tackle and has been a standout for the Class 7A Hornets since moving into the starting lineup last season.
“He is just so athletic that he can do just about anything offensive-line wise,’’ said Calley. “He is so long; explosive has good feet and uses his leverage well. He has got it all.
“He is a big fellow and once he gets to ASU and gets in that weight room I think he has a chance to be a dominant ball player.
“I’m getting calls about him all the time and I believe a really big school will offer before it’s all over. But he will do well in Jonesboro. Coach (Glen) Elarbee will take care of him and coach Anderson is a good guy. I’m thrilled he is going to school there.”
Davis holds offers from Memphis, Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech, Tulsa and UL-Monroe, New Mexico State and some others have been calling.
The big tackle made a visit to Jonesboro on Saturday with his family.
“I had been thinking Arkansas State for a while and I almost committed back in the summer,’’ said Davis, whose father Isaac played at Arkansas and was a second-round NFL draft choice in 1994. “I came up there with my mom in the summer but I wanted my whole family to get to visit. So I had my Dad and my stepmom and everyone. We just all loved it.
“I told my Dad I was wanted to commit and he said if you are happy then I am happy.”
Davis moved to Bryant for the start of this sophomore year from Elizabethtown, Ky.
“In the ninth grade I played tight end, tackle and defensive end,’’ he said. “I came to Bryant and they talked to me about tight end and I told them I didn’t think that was the place for me. They put me at left tackle and it felt like home.”
And Jonesboro felt like home too.
“I just loved everything,’’ he said. “Everyone was so great and nice. I loved how the coaches took time with my family and the players. I love the way they play. That is the way I want to play. I feel like I made a good choice.”
Davis said he was mainly recruited by Trooper Taylor and Glen Elarbee.
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