Stephen Davis Jr. Excited About AU Visit

Talented 2016 defender Stephen Davis. Jr. talks about his upcoming visit to Auburn and when he hopes to make a decision.

Irmo, S.C.--The son of former Auburn great running back Stephen Davis, Stephen Davis Jr. is considered one of the top prospects in the country for the 2016 recruiting class. Already with offers from schools all over the country, including Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee, the 6-3, 215 defensive standout is one to watch for next year.

Even though he’s still two years away from playing his college football it hasn’t kept Davis Jr. from getting a head start on the recruiting process. Taking visits to several colleges he has been a frequent guest on the Plains and that will continue once again this weekend.

In Jordan-Hare Stadium last season for the Iron Bowl and again this spring for the A-Day Game, he pointed out he can’t wait to be back in Auburn this Sunday to see Gus Malzahn and the Tigers on the practice field.

“I’m very excited,” he said. “I just want to get down and see them practice and see if they’re going to go hard and see if they’re going to have fun. I’m going to focus on watching the DB’s and safeties and see how they do.”

Auburn has been the leader for Davis for quite a while and he said nothing has changed in that department. From his family’s longtime connection to Rodney Garner to his budding relationship with Charlie “Cheese” Harbison, he said the Tigers just stand out to him right now.

“The coaching staff is great,” Davis said. “My dad played there and they are pretty cool. The fans are great. It’s just Auburn’s environment.”

At one time saying he might want to make his decision before his junior season, the prospect noted at the moment that’s not his plan. Hoping to see Georgia again and possibly Tennessee this fall, he said he’s got an idea of when he would like to get it over with.

“I’m probably going to take a few more visits, probably like two more places, and then I’ll probably try to make my decision,” Davis Jr. said. “I think I’m going to do it after my junior year.”


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