Large Defensive End Interested In Tigers

A tall defensive end has plans to take an official visit to check out Auburn's football program.

Columbia, S.C.--A summer visit sparked Anthony Davis' interest in the Auburn football program and could lead to a scholarship offer from Auburn's coaches in January.

At six-foot-six and 230 pounds, the defensive end from Spring Valley High has drawn the attention of AU coaches and other football staffs around the southeast.

Anthony Davis

Davis was a standout performer at an Auburn summer football camp prior to his senior season. He made that trip to AU along with two teammates--defensive end Mack Frost and offensive linemen Leon Hart, two more Division I level prospects who are being recruited by the Tigers. Hart and Frost received early scholarship offers from AU and Davis could get one from the Tigers in January. Davis and Frost are scheduled to visit AU on Jan. 30th while Hart is set to be in Auburn on Jan. 9th.

"I don't really have a favorite right now," says Davis, who notes that academics will also play a major role in his college choice. "I am interested in checking out the computer engineering programs at the colleges I am visiting," he says.

Davis also notes that fitting in with his future teammates is also important. "Another reason I am interested in Auburn is that one of my friends (linebacker Travis Williams) plays there," Davis notes. "I got to see him when I was at Auburn for a summer football camp and I really enjoyed that. I got to meet some of the players on the team and I liked them a lot."

Clemson is the only in-state program he is considering and he also knows one of the CU players (Steven Jackson) at that school. "I haven't taken my visit to Clemson yet," says Davis, who is scheduled to be at the ACC school on Jan. 9th. "I like Coach Scott who is recruiting me and I know him real well."

Davis took his first two official visits before Christmas to Wake Forest and Vanderbilt.

"I visited Wake Forest because I really like the coaching staff there," he says. "I met a lot of the players and I feel like I would fit in.

"At Vanderbilt, I really liked the city of Nashville. It is a nice place and I like the coaching staff a lot. I had a great visit there."

His fourth visit is scheduled to Kentucky on Jan. 23rd. "My coaches have told me that I will like the city (Lexington) where Kentucky's campus is located," Davis says. "Plus, it is in the SEC."

Davis says that he plans to work out later this year with the Spring Valley High School track team throwing the shot put and doing speed work to prepare himself for college football. His senior year got off to a slow start due to an ankle injury. "By the middle of the season things were going much better," he says. "I ended up with five sacks and more than 60 tackles.

"In the spring I worked a lot on getting off blocks and that helped me as a senior. I still want to improve my pass rush and that is something I will continue to work on," Davis adds.

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