Arkansas Lands Davis

Arkansas got good news after the weekend visit of Fort Bend (Texas) Marshall tailback Knile Davis (6-1, 210, 4.5), who decided to commit to the Razorbacks on Sunday and becomes their 16th verbal pledge for the 2009 recruiting class.

While University of Arkansas fans certainly didn't get the result they wanted from Saturday's game with Alabama, they did get some good news on Sunday morning.

That's because Fort Bend (Texas) Marshall tailback Knile Davis (6-1, 210, 4.5) committed to Razorbackst.

"I love it here. I love it a lot," Davis said. "They have showed me a real good time."

Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino clearly made Davis feel wanted and someone who could give him the big back he craves.

"We all know Coach Petrino likes big running backs and he is looking to get one," Davis said. "I just might be that back that he is looking for. I bring what he is looking for someone that can move that pile in the middle, but also be good in space."

Davis had a final four of Arkansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma and has already been on the latter three school's campuses for unofficial visits.

This was the first look at Arkansas for Davis, who had 432 yards and four touchdowns before his injury last season.

"I got a chance to see the academic programs, got to see the team workout and how they prepare for their game," Davis said. "Everything was so impressive."

Davis is anxious to get on the football field. After a junior season cut short after four games due to injury, his team has only got to play one game this season because of the lingering effects of Hurricane Ike.

He rushed 9 times for 90 yards with a 35-yard touchdown run in a 27-12 loss to Lamar.

"We haven't played and we haven't even been at school for a week-and-a-half because of the Hurricane," Davis said. "We are supposed to get to go back Monday and we are supposed to get to play Fort Bend Austin on Friday. Hopefully that will happen if all the power is back on."

"There has been a lot of power lines down, a lot of trees down, a lot of gates down and no electricity," Davis said. "But they have shelters and places you can get water and food so we have made it okay. It's coming along and getting better."





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