Florida DB Has Tigers In Top Group

Godby High's T.J. Davis talks about his trip to Auburn and why he likes the Tigers.

Tallahassee, Fla.--Rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com and holding more than 30 offers at the moment, Godby standout cornerback T.J. Davis took an unofficial visit to Auburn on Monday and said he enjoyed having another opportunity to check out the Tigers and Coach Gene Chizik's program.

"It went petty good," Davis said. "I saw some great facilities. They took me to the stadium. I looked over there for a while. I saw the academics and communication and stuff. It went pretty good.

"It just seems more like home every time I learn more about the place and know more about where it is," he added. "It moved up on my list, big-time."

With so many options to choose from as far as potential schools go, Davis said at the moment Auburn is one of his Top Five schools along with Florida State and Ohio State. Still trying to narrow things down for the final two, he said there is a lot to like about the Tigers.

"It feels like home," Davis said. "I've been here so much it just feels like home. Great coaching staff. I like the feeling around there."

While the atmosphere and the people at Auburn are big draws, he said it's also about the coaching staff and the opportunity to play early on defense for the Tigers.

"They (coaches) mean a lot because I've got to be here three to four years doing my thing and I want to know how I'm going to feel after football and after the season is over.

"The depth chart is a big part," Davis adds. "I want to come in and make an immediate impact as a freshman to help us win a national championship again."

Davis is shown at a football camp. Something that could play in Auburn's favor is his relationship with current Auburn running back Onterio McCalebb. While the two didn't know each other in high school and Fort Meade being a long way from Tallahassee, Davis said he just befriended the speedy running back and has wound up becoming close to him.

"He's from Florida," Davis said. "You've got to know the Florida players if you know your history.

"He gives me the other side of the story, he added. "Coaches are going to tell you the story but you never really know until you talk to the players that are around every day."

Saying he plans to make at least two official visits during the season with one of them being Auburn, Davis said he doesn't plan to make his decision early. He added that he does hope to narrow his list down to a final group by the end of the summer to cut down on some of the never-ending crush of recruiting heading into his senior season.

"It's pretty good, but sometimes it's overwhelming," Davis said. "I do about three interviews everyday and talk to about 12 college coaches."

Davis said he plans to take trips to Clemson and Miami later this summer as well as heading to Oregon for a Top 150 camp.

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