Davis "Can't Wait" To Get Back To Auburn

4-star linebacker Ben Davis talks about his weekend trip to Auburn and why he's ready to get back on the Plains.

Gordo, Ala.--Rated a four-star outside linebacker prospect by Scout and the No. 53 player overall in the country, 6-4, 230 Ben Davis was one of several big-name visitors on the Auburn campus last weekend. Getting the chance to sit down with Gus Malzahn, Will Muschamp and the rest of the staff, Davis said overall it was a very good experience for him.

“I had a good time,” Davis said. “I had a good talk with Coach Malzahn and I got to talk to Coach (Lance) Thompson. They really told me they wanted me to come there. I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to get back up there.”

A talented athlete that stars on both sides of the ball for the Green Wave at Gordo, Davis is big and athletic, something Muschamp looks for out of his defensive players. With the ability to move all over the field in different roles, Davis said Muschamp sees him as a player similar to Dante Fowler at Florida last season in a 3-4 scheme. The veteran coach also used examples of Junior Seau and Jason Taylor to show Davis how he would be used in Auburn's defense.

“They said they saw me as an outside linebacker and in the middle,” Davis said. “Coach Muschamp said I could play all four linebacker positions, so I would be playing outside, middle and putting my hand in the dirt. I’m cool with that. I just want to hit.

"It's humbling for me," he added about the comparisons. "I'm honored to be compared to those guys. Junior Seau is a Hall of Famer in the NFL. I'm just going to keep working hard to try to fulfill by potential."

Davis was on the Auburn campus along with fellow in-state top prospects and good friends Lyndell Wilson and Marlon Davidson. The trio are all being recruited by schools from coast-to-coast and have already built a close relationship, something Davis said could even carry over to the next level.

“Mack and Marlon are my boys,” Davis said. “We got to camps together and we stay in touch with each other. I’m glad I got to see them again. If we decide to go there it would be cool. They are my guys and we stay close on and off the field.”

Saying that he’s not anywhere close to a decision at the moment, Davis said the Tigers made a move for him last weekend and he’s ready to see more in the coming weeks and months.

“Auburn definitely is one of my top schools,” Davis said. “I’m going to come on more visits and try to get more comfortable and see what else they have to offer.

“I’ll probably be back this summer and maybe before the summer,” he added. “I’m going to try to go down May 30 for Big Cat. That’s something I’ll be looking forward to.”

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