Davis Likes AU Class, Hoping to Add More

Vigor High linebacker DeShaun Davis talks about his official visit to Auburn and the good news on the health front.

Mobile, Ala.--After receiving good news on the health front, Auburn football commitment DeShaun Davis noted that he had an enjoyable weekend on his official visit to check out Coach Gus Malzahn's program.

"I had a good time being with all of the recruits," the linebacker from Vigor High School said. "It was nice and relaxing. It was not a pressure situation. I just had a lot of fun with the boys.

"It is great to be able to build a relationship with people I will be with for the next four years," he added.

One of the reasons the linebacker was relaxed was the recent update on his recovery from a knee injury that forced him to sit out his senior season that let him know he could resume sports activities.

"It is a big burden off my shoulders," Davis said. "When I got that letter I just smiled. The Auburn trainers looked at me and they said I am good to go."

"I feel normal again, but at the same time I know that when you are coming off an injury like this one anytime a freak accident can happen," he pointed out. "I am going to keep working to better myself and better my knee so when football season comes I will be ready to go."

Davis, who is 6-0, 229 pounds, committed to the Tigers after earning first team Class 6A All-State honors as junior. He made 148 tackles while forcing eight fumbles and intercepting two passes.

In addition to hanging out with current Auburn players and fellow commitments, Davis spent time with defensive end recruit Andrew Williams as did Auburn commitments Racean Thomas, Tre Williams, Stephen Roberts and Kalvarez Bessent.

"We had a really good time and I think he did, too," said Davis, who noted that Williams seems interested in the Tigers. "Any time we saw him we messed with him about coming to Auburn," Davis added. "I really think he feels something special here."

The linebacker also talked with defensive back prospect John Bonney on his official visit. "He said when he makes his decision if he doesn't go to Texas he will go to Auburn," Davis said. "He said the new coaching staff at Texas is really recruiting him hard and he has a real good relationship with them. The Auburn coaches have been putting in good work in and me and Tre have been talking to him, too. I think he really enjoyed himself on his visit so we will see what happens on signing day."

Another highly-regarded uncommitted prospect who Davis talked to is offensive lineman Braden Smith. "He is kind of laid-back and doesn't say a whole lot," the linebacker noted. "He said he was enjoying himself."

Looking at the recruiting weekend as a whole, Davis said he thought it went well. "They took good care of us," he said.

He also noted he enjoyed the people he spent time with on his weekend at Auburn. "One thing I can say is that Coach Malzahn and his staff really recruit guys with high character," he said. "Everybody in the class has an outgoing personality and you can tell that when we are together because we have a lot of fun. We feel like everybody has known each other forever. We relax and be ourselves."

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