Cornerback T.J. Davis Chooses Tigers

Tallahassee cornerback T.J. Davis is one of the top defensive backs in Florida and on Tuesday he committed to the Auburn Tigers.

Tallahassee, Fla.—Coach Gene Chizik and his staff continue the run on defensive backs as Godby standout T.J. Davis became the latest Auburn commitment, choosing the Tigers over Notre Dame, Alabama, Ohio State, Florida, Florida State, TCU and several other schools.

He is the 15th verbal commitment for the Auburn Tigers and the second cornerback in a week, joining Carrollton, Ga., speedster Jonathan Jones.

"I talked it over with my family," Davis said. "It's not too far from home. They can come see me play. It was just time to let everybody know where I was going so I can focus on winning a state title or my high school team my senior year.

"I went on a couple of unofficials up there and the love they gave me was outstanding," he added. "It's like a family up there. Coach (Curtis) Luper did a great job recruiting me. I know I'm going to be coached by one of the greatest DB coaches."

Rated a three-star prospect and the number 39 cornerback in the country by, Davis has an impressive offer list and that's not surprising considering the 6-1 cornerback has 4.4 speed and a nose for the football.

One of the biggest reasons why Davis chose Auburn was his comfort level with Chizik and his coaching staff. Making several visits to the Plains during his junior year and another in June, Davis said he saw all he needed to see from the Tigers.

"I told everybody I was looking for a good environment and Auburn has a great environment," Davis said. "I was looking for a coaching staff that is like a family because after football, you have to do something. They've got a great family thing going on up there.

"Coach Trooper Taylor, he's crazy and I like his energy. Coach Luper is a great coach. Their DB coach (Phillip Lolley) and defensive coordinator (Ted Roof) are also great.

"Coach Gene Chizik, he coached Travis Fisher (now with the Baltimore Ravens). He played at Godby and went to UCF with Coach Chizik and made it to the NFL. He said Coach Chizik was a great dude to play under. Everything felt right about it."

As a junior he had two interceptions early in the season before teams began to stay away from him in the passing game. Also a track standout, he reports a 3.1 GPA and a 17 on the ACT.

Now with his decision out of the way Davis said that he's happy now he can just enjoy being a Tiger.

"It's great," Davis said. "I can tell everybody I'm a War Eagle and just yell it out when I feel like it. The way I feel right now, you can't even explain it in words."

Davis said Auburn is the only visit he's planning to take this year and he had one final thing to say to the fans in orange and blue.

"War Eagle!"

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