Army offers Tennessee fullback

Jeff Monken is looking for big backs in the Volunteer state for his offense. He personally offered Taye Davis, a 6-foot-2, 239-pound running back from Lebanon (Tenn.) High School. The offer, just the second for Davis, caught him a little off-guard.

"It was a big surprise," Taye Davis told "I was talking with an assistant coach on Twitter. I can't quite remember his name. It starts with an 'S'. I called the head coach and he said they really liked my game, my explosiveness running the ball, and wanted to offer me.

"Coach Monken kept telling me how great a place West Point is. I've also been told that by the people around me. I'm going to try to make it up there this summer. I was very excited to receive the offer. Yes I was."

Davis rushed for over 1,000 yards in his junior season at Lebanon, located in the Greater Nashville area. He said interest has been expressed by Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Arkansas, Western Kentucky, and Mississippi State.

"My best strengths as a runner are my ability to run through people," he said. "I can also get around them and make a move to the outside. I think I have excellent speed for someone my size.

"I'm not at a point yet in my recruiting to name any favorites. I'm waiting to see who is going to come in with an offer. I'm looking for a place to play early and just play for a good group of coaches."

The Lebanon Blue Devils are looking to improve on a 2-8 record in 2013. Despite only one win in district, Davis was named first team Tennessee AAA District 9 for his performance. Top Stories