Recruit Enjoys Time With Auburn Coaches

Linebacker prospect Deshaun Davis talks about his visit to the Auburn campus for a junior day.

Mobile, Ala.--DeShaun Davis was on campus for Auburn's latest football junior day and the productive linebacker from Vigor High School said he enjoyed the attention he received.

"Everything went good," he pointed out. "I love the facilities, I love everything about Auburn. I got a chance to talk to the coaches and get to know them on a more personal level.

"I got a chance to get to sit down and talk with Coach Gus Malzahn," he added. "I got to know him a little bit more and he wanted to get to know me. I had a lot of fun."

Davis, who is 6-0, 218 pounds, is coming off an impressive season at Vigor High during which he earned first team Class 6A All-State honors after making 148 tackles, forcing eight fumbles and intercepting two passes.

That attracted the attention of Auburn assistant coach Dameyune Craig, who recruits in the Mobile area. "We have a really good relationship with each other," said Davis, who has been a starter at middle linebacker since his sophomore season.

Davis was one of the top high school players in the state of Alabama last fall.

Commenting on his visit to Auburn, Davis said, "We got a chance to meet the defensive staff. They showed us around the academic building and told us how the academics are.

"I got to see the practice and I loved how the team looks," he said. "It looks like a whole different team this year. I knew the tempo was going to be quick because how Coach Malzahn ran the offense when Cam Newton was at Auburn so I figured after he got the head job everything was going to be faster."

Davis, who noted he has a 3.1 grade point average, is into double digits with scholarship offers with the latest coming from Clemson.

Asked if he has a favorite, the linebacker said, "Not really, but after my spring I will come out with my top five."

Commenting on his interest in the Tigers, he said, "I really don't have an official offer from them. Auburn is definitely one of those schools if it pulled the trigger and offered would be in my top five.

"I am going to make sure I get back to Auburn before the spring game to get a little more one-on-one time with Coach Malzahn," he added.

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