Davis Excited About Future At Auburn

Four-star wide receiver Ryan Davis chose Auburn over Florida and Florida State on Wednesday.

St. Petersburg, Fla.--Four-star wide receiver Ryan Davis has been an Auburn-Florida battle for weeks and on Wednesday he brought the debate to an end when he signed with the Tigers at a ceremony at Lakewood High. One of the top athletes in the country, Davis visited Auburn in January and the chance to play early is one of the big reasons why he’s headed to the Plains.

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

"I like everything about Auburn," he added. "I like the offense, I like the coaches, I like the people around there. I like the family vibe there. I'm familiar with them. The coaches know what they are doing and I'm familiar with who's there. Knowing what they are doing and the direction of the program, I thought it was the best fit for me."

The lack of depth is one of the reason why Davis is a Tiger and another is his relationship with his future position coach Dameyune Craig. With an older brother that played at Florida State, Davis has been going to camps in Tallahassee since he was a sophomore. That meant plenty of opportunity to work with Craig, something he’s excited about doing in the future at Auburn.

Now joining forces with good friends Byron Cowart and Jeff Holland, Davis said that he's excited about the future on the Plains.

"It was big for us," Davis said. "It just felt great having guys I'm familiar with. They will be guys I have a relationship with. It just feels great.

"I'm excited about things," he added. "I'm just ready to catch balls and score touchdowns and score points and win a national championship."

Instant Analysis:

A four-star prospect by Scout.com and the No. 267 player overall in the class, Davis makes up for a lack of size (5-11, 160) with great speed and cutting ability that makes him tough to tackle in open space. Very similar to Percy Harvin because he can change directions and get back to full speed in a single step, Reed should be fun to watch in the slot receiver position for the Tigers as well as returning kicks.

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