Auburn Moves Up In Eyes Of Receiver Prospect

Ryan Davis from St. Petersburg talks about his official visit to check out the Auburn football Tigers and why he likes what he saw.

St. Petersburg, Fla.--Wide receiver prospect Ryan Davis made his first visit to Auburn and said he came away impressed, noting that the Tigers are definitely in the hunt for his college choice.

An elusive runner who will be making a conversion from quarterback to receiver next year, Davis said he sees plenty of opportunity if he signs with Coach Gus Malzahn’s team.

“Auburn is very much in the picture,” he said of his college choice, which he plans to announce on national signing day (Feb. 4th).

“They are right up there,” Davis said. “They showed me a lot of stuff about Auburn I didn’t know. There is nothing but opportunity to play right away and there is no reason I shouldn’t.”

Commenting on the visit, he said, “It went well. I talked to all of the coaches. It was my first time in Alabama so I was getting used to the atmosphere and getting with all the players like Duke Williams, (Tony Stevens), Marcus Davis and all of those guys were showing me the ropes how they do things and some of the Auburn tradition, and how I could and play right away with the depth they have.

“Coach Malzahn was telling me the same thing that they are coming into the spring with seven receivers. At the position I would play, they only have one guy right now, Marcus Davis. I could come play right there right away.

Next week he plans to visit Alabama and the following weekend he said that he will check out either Florida, Michigan or Oregon.

He noted that his older brother and former FSU player Chris Davis, who joined him on the official visit, gave Auburn a thumbs up. “He loved it at Auburn,” the prospect said. “He is happy for me to have an opportunity to play college ball just like he did. He feels like it is a great place for me and there is nothing but opportunity and I could come in and play right away.”

Davis pointed out he and Auburn’s wide receiver coach have known each other for years. “Me and Coach Dameyune Craig have had a relationship since I was in eighth grade and he was at Florida State and I was going to camps there. He always told, ‘I will be looking for you when you get older in high school.’

“He found me know and he is happy to have the opportunity to possibly coach me now,” Davis said. “He knows my older brother and the history of him playing at Florida State.”

Davis said that he could see himself attending Auburn. “It is a great place,” he stated. “It’s a family. It is somewhere I know I would be well-grounded.”

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