Tigers Pick Up Big Commitment

Auburn got some much needed good news on Monday when this standout gave his pledge to be a Tiger.

East Point, Ga.--Auburn landed one of the top defensive back prospects in Georgia Monday when Tristan Davis announced his plans to be a Tiger. The 5-10, 188 prospect from Tri-Cities High tells Inside The Auburn Tigers that he just felt like Auburn was the place for him in all areas of college life.

"I committed to Auburn," Davis says. "Everybody knows they are a good program. They are stable and they are not too far from home. The best ball you can play is in the SEC. They have a winning tradition and the academics there are on the rise."

A standout defensive back and running back as a senior Davis was named the team's MVP and defensive back MVP when he managed to make 58 solo tackles, intercept four passes, force five fumbles, break up 15 passes and recover two fumbles. On offense he added 837 yards and five touchdowns rushing. He also returned a pair of kickoffs for touchdowns with both over 85 yards. He says the reasons he chose Auburn over Virginia and North Carolina are pretty simple in the end.

"For one thing it's not too far from home and I noticed the construction going on not only to the stadium, but around the athletic complex," Davis says. "They are building the new academic center on top of the weight room. I like that because it's books over weights."

Done with his visits Davis says that his trip to Auburn went very well over the weekend. Hosted by fellow defensive backs Carlos Rogers on Friday night and Patrick Lee on Saturday, Davis says that had a good time just getting used to his future teammates and seeing the city of Auburn outside the campus life.

"This was probably the best visit I had," Davis says. "Not only because of the campus, but the coaches, the players and everybody around the football program and the city were nice. I was really impressed by Coach Tuberville. When I first met him he didn't seem like a man of many words, but as the visit went on and on I found out he's a real upfront guy that talks to you and lets you know what he wants. He's straightforward and I had a nice conversation with him."

Davis is Auburn's second commitment from a visitor over the weekend joining linebacker Merrill Johnson. He is Auburn's 14th verbal for the Class of 2004. He plans to come to Auburn in June to begin school and working out for two-a-days in August. This spring he will be playing center field for Tri-Cities High in baseball in addition to running the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4x100 on the track team.

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