Size: 6-3, 217
Ranking On Scout: 4-Star/No. 1 wide receiver In Georgia|No. 2 wide receiver in South
Recruiting: Chose Auburn over Georgia and Tennessee
Versatile athlete who could play tight end or wide receiver on the next level. Has a great frame, can create mismatches, and should become a real weapon inside the red zone. Hands are a strength--has big and strong hands. Has really developed as a wideout with his speed and quickness. Can really out-muscle defenders for the ball. Has playing on Sundays written all over him.
What It Means:
Auburn is getting a player who should be able to help the Tigers immediately because of his combination of size and speed. Playing at one of the top programs in Georgia, Davis has been a player on the Tigers’ radar since he first stepped foot on campus for a camp over two years ago.
With Ricardo Louis and Melvin Ray both gone after this season and Marcus Davis and Tony Stevens both seniors next fall, Auburn is looking for someone to come in and play right away to provide some big play potential to the offense and Davis is just the guy to do that. Physical enough to go over the middle, but with the speed to stretch the defense on the perimeter, Davis is a very good fit for Gus Malzahn’s system.
Already with a pair of commitments at wide receiver in this class (Elijah Stove, Marquis McClain), Davis gives the Tigers a strong group at the position in 2016. His commitment is also potentially big news for the rest of the recruiting class as well because of his relationship with many of the top players in Georgia. A very personable guy, Davis’ decision could have an impact on guys like Derrick Brown, Antwuan Jackson and others moving forward, not to mention teammates E.J. Price and 2017 standout Jaymest Williams.