Georgia Linebacker Has Tigers On Top

Linebacker prospect Jarrad Davis talks about his first trip to Auburn and what has the Tigers at the top of his list.

Kingsland, Ga.—For Camden County, Ga., High standout linebacker Jarrad Davis it has been a whirlwind month on the recruiting trail with offers coming in from Auburn and Tennessee and interest from other high profile programs.

On Monday the 6-2, 215 linebacker was in Auburn to check out the Tigers and Coach Gene Chizik. Getting to spend time talking with position coach Tommy Thigpen as well as defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder, Davis said he felt at home with Auburn's coaches and likes what they had to say.

"It was pretty good, it was very informative," he said. "When I came there I didn't know a lot about Auburn, but I learned a lot today. It's a family oriented school, they put athletics high up on the scale so I really like that as well.

"Coach Chizik, he's a great man," he added. "When we sat down and talked it felt like he was my best friend, it felt like he knew me my whole life. He's a great man. It seemed like Camden County, my hometown. They treat you the same way academically and athletically.

"Coach Thigpen is a good man as well, he's someone I could talk to easily and if I had anything wrong I feel like I could go to him for counseling or as a mentor possibly," Davis added.

With visits to Duke, Florida, Florida State and Clemson already in the books, Davis said at the moment it's still too early to name a a number one on his list, but after seeing Auburn he said it's hard to imagine the Tigers won't be in the mix until the end for him.

"It feels good to have the offers," he said. "I'm very grateful for the offers and right now my favorite is Auburn. The family and how you go around everywhere and I learned that ‘War Eagle' was pretty much the ‘hi', ‘hello', ‘I Love You', ‘Have a nice day', they have a new language down there apparently."

Planning to make his decision the second or third week of the season so he can have plenty of time to check out his schools all summer, Davis said after his trip to Auburn it just feels like home to him and it gave him something for other schools to shoot for down the road.

"It was very fun," Davis said. "I learned a lot of new things by coming here. I really didn't know a lot about the school. The offer came out of nowhere to me. But coming here, I learned a lot of great things that really swayed me in my decision-making and where I wanted to go to school."

Davis said his next visit will be to Georgia Tech on Wednesday as he travels around with his mother while on spring break.



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