Lawrenceville, Ga.--After weeks of speculation that Auburn might be getting close to landing big-time wide receiver Kyle Davis, on Wednesday the Archer High standout made it official with his commitment to Gus Malzahn's football team, choosing the Tigers over Georgia, Tennessee and dozens of other schools.
With the potentail to be an instant impact player on the next level, Davis said it was a family decision and they feel like Auburn is the best place for him.
"After a tremendous amount of player and conversation with my family we have finally come to a conclusion on where I will further my education for the next four years," Davis said. "First and foremost I want to thank God and the coaches that had enough faith in me to extend an offer, you're greatly appreciated. With that being said I will continue to be a Tiger. I have officially committed to The Auburn University. WDE"
A frequent visitor to Auburn since his first visit for a camp the summer before his junior season, Davis was originally committed to South Carolina, but backed off that decision. That meant giving long looks to several other colleges, including Auburn.
Building a strong bond with Auburn wide receiver coach Dameyune Craig, Davis was recently back on campus for Auburn's game against Ole Miss and has had the Tigers among his favorites since early in the spring.
With Auburn's need at wide receiver a major one, losing Duke Williams during the season and with Ricardo Louis and Melvin Ray both seniors, the Tigers need an immediate impact player to come in and contribute next season. That is what Williams brings to the table with his combination of physical play and game-breaking speed. Scheduled to graduate high school in December, he can enroll at Auburn in January and participate in winter workouts and spring training.
In 12 games this season for the 11-1 Tigers, Davis has been a big force in the passing game with 47 receptions for 773 yards and six touchdowns while facing constant double teams. Davis and his Archer High teammates are still competing in the Georgia High School Athletic Association state playoffs.