Auburn LB Commit "Auburn The Place For Me"

Talented linebacker DeShaun Davis got an offer from Auburn on Tuesday morning and immediately committed to the Tigers over Clemson, Florida State, South Carolina and several others.

Mobile, Ala.—A visitor to Auburn twice this spring, linebacker DeShaun Davis from Vigor got the news he has been waiting for on Wednesday morning and wasted little time in making his move as he got an offer from Coach Gus Malzahn and the Tigers and committed on the spot. A physical 6-0, 225 middle linebacker and ranked the #30 player in the country at his position, Davis says that Auburn was just the right place for him and he's known it all along.

"When I got to school this morning and signed in at the office they told me that our former coach (defensive coordinator) Brent Dearmon wanted me to call him," Davis says. "When I got in touch with him it was Coach Malzahn on the phone and he was telling me they were going to offer me a scholarship and I told him I was going to come. I accepted about 10 seconds later, I didn't hesitate.

"Coach Malzahn was excited," he adds. "He told me I made his day and that he didn't think it would be so soon, but that's just how it happened."

Playing a position of need for Auburn's 2014 recruiting class, Davis is athletic and capable of making plays all over the field as evidenced by his stats as a junior. Earning Class 6A Honorable Mention All-State honors, Davis made 148 tackles with 15 tackles for a loss, two interceptions and one sack for the Wolves.

Choosing Auburn over Clemson, Florida State, LSU, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas Tech, UCLA and several others, Davis says it was an easy decision for him once he got the offer from the Tigers.

"It's just that family atmosphere," he says of what he loves about Auburn. "I have been to a lot of schools and none beat out Auburn. They just make you feel at home and make you feel like they want you there. They gave me that feel even when I didn't have a scholarship offer so imagine what I'm going to feel now that I have been offered and committed. I'm just excited about the whole process. Auburn is the place for me, no ifs, ands, or buts about it."

Carrying a 3.1 grade point average, Davis is a solid student and a player that is looking to play early for the Tigers next season. He says as far as the recruiting game goes this does it for him and he's now focused on the future and playing at Auburn.

"Auburn is the place for me," Davis says. "DeShaun Davis will be attending Auburn."

Davis becomes the fourth commitment for the 2014 class for the Tigers joining tight end Chris Laye, offensive lineman Joshua Casher, and running back Kamryn Pettway.


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