Tigers Still On Top For Davis Jr.

Stephen Davis Jr. talks about his visit for Auburn's practice on Sunday and if he thought about making a commitment.

Irmo, S.C.--Sunday was another chance for Auburn legacy Stephen Davis Jr. to get an up close and personal look at Gus Malzahn and the Tigers. While he was on campus for a pair of games last fall and also the spring game, Sunday was an opportunity to sit down with the coaches and also watch them in action on the practice field.

Watching Coach Charlie “Cheese” Harbison and his safeties in action on the practice field, the 6-2, 215 four-star prospect for the 2016 class said he loved everything about his visit.

“It was fast,” Davis Jr. said. “It was fast-paced and I see why they play fast in a game. It’s just very good actually. I like the way Coach Harbison coaches. It’s just perfect actually.

“I know he wants to teach the safeties something and have them learn the skills and learn the position,” he added. “When they learn it he can put them in a position to make plays.”

In addition to his time spent watching Harbison and the safeties, Davis Jr. also had talks with Malzahn both before and after practice. One of the top players on Auburn’s board for next year’s class, he said that the focus of getting bigger in the secondary was music to his ears but what stood out to him the most was the speed of the workout.

“We just talked about how fast practice went,” Davis Jr. said. “He told us exactly what was going to go on during practice. The ‘dirty show” was actually good. They put music on so they could just make calls with their hands and stuff like that.”

Saying that he had some thoughts about getting it over with and making a commitment, Davis Jr. has Auburn on top following the trip with South Carolina still a strong number two. Hoping to visit several more schools this fall in addition to making trips back to Jordan-Hare Stadium for games against LSU and South Carolina, he said right now he’s just taking his time with the recruiting process.

“I’m still thinking about it but I’m still just in the recruiting process and having fun,” Davis Jr. said. “I’m pretty close but I’m still thinking about it. I’m going to talk it over with my parents and coaches.

“I still want to visit some other places and see how that goes,” he added. “I want to take the recruiting process slowly and see how it goes from there. I’m going to try to catch South Carolina practice this week and try to go to UCLA and visit some schools like Missouri, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.”

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