Davis Excited About Future At Auburn

Auburn commitment Jarrad Davis talks about his rough summer, what he likes about the Tigers, and much more.

Kingsland, Ga.—Since committing to the Auburn Tigers following the spring game in April, linebacker prospect Jarrad Davis has had a much busier summer than he had hoped for. Participating in a 7-on-7 tournament in Brunswick, Ga., last month he went up for a pass and came down awkwardly, breaking his ankle and putting him on the shelf for a while.

Now back riding a stationary bike and lifting weights, the 6-2, 210 Davis said he's excited about getting on the field this fall and is now focusing on getting as close to 100 percent in shape as possible for his return.

"I'm hoping to play at 6-2, 215 or 220," Davis said of his goals for the fall. "Right now I can't do as much, I went down with a broken ankle injury. I've only lost like five pounds surprisingly, but the injury has really slowed me down this summer. I'm still not up yet, but in a couple of weeks I'll be up for the first game though."

Jarrad Davis

Choosing the Tigers the same day as fellow linebacker Cameron Toney, Davis said that once his decision was made everything has gone smoothly for him. Concentrating on his teammates and leading Camden County to big things in 2012 is now his goal and he's excited to try to do just that.

"I really haven't been worrying about it a lot," Davis tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "Now I can just focus on Camden County, pretty much where I wanted to be. That's pretty much the main reason I committed so early, the earlier would actually help me. Therefore I'll be with my team over the summer."

Davis has been watching closely in recent months as the Tigers have continued to load up on the recruiting trail with talented players on both sides of the ball joining Auburn's class. He said when he thinks about all of the talent on the defensive side of the ball it makes him ready to get it started right now.

"Oh yeah, I'm really excited about that," Davis said. "Hopefully when we get there then we can build a relationship right out the gate and be one of the better things to run through Auburn hopefully."

Choosing Auburn over Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt and several others, Davis made a pair of visits to the Plains in the spring to get a feel for the campus and facilities. In the end it was the people he met and the relationships he forged that became much more important than the buildings he saw.

"The family atmosphere around the whole campus pretty much had me locked in the first time I visited," Davis said. "The relationship I built with the defensive coaches and Coach Chizik, as well. It really sparked something in me and I just felt like Auburn was the place for me. I didn't want to let it pass by, so I just took it while it was there."

Planning to visit Auburn several times this fall for games, Davis said that he's looking forward to watching the Tigers play in person. As far as recruiting goes he added that he may take a trip or two to have some fun, but in the end he's 100 percent an Auburn Tiger.

"As far as recruiting wise I'm done, but if I can with one of my friends to UGA to watch a football game or somewhere like that then I'll go," Davis said. "I'll go to a place to watch a good football game, but as far as recruiting I'm done. Auburn is my place and that's where I want to be at the end of the day no matter what."


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