Piscataway, N.J.--Last year at the U.S. Army All-American Junior Combine in San Antonio, Tex. several players like Percy Harvin and Andre Smith made names for themselves and wound up being among the most highly-recruited players in the country before signing day came and went on Feb. 1.
This time around several players also caught the eye of Scout.com analysts from all across the country. Running back Caleb King was the overall MVP of the combine, but perhaps the most impressive performer overall was offensive tackle Anthony Davis. A mammoth 6-6, 330, Davis controlled the line of scrimmage during drills and never seemed overwhelmed no matter who the competition was lining up in front of him.
Showing good footwork and balance for a player his size, Davis said the experience was one that gives him a lot of confidence heading into the summer before his senior season. "It was pretty good," Davis said. "It was fun. I got to meet with the top competition in the country like myself. I dominated in the one-on-ones. I think that is going to help me a lot."
Anthony Davis was one of the most impressive performers in San Antonio.
Soon to be a three-year starter for Piscataway Township High, Davis is the poster child for what a dominating offensive tackle is supposed to look and play like. Strong yet quick on his feet, Davis totaled 50 pancake blocks last season for a team that finished the season 8-2 and lost in the championship game. It ended a run of three-straight titles for Township.
Because of his play on the field and his calm demeanor off, it should come as little surprise that the five-star offensive tackle is already receiving attention from some of the top schools in the country. In addition to having offers already from schools like Boston College, West Virginia, Rutgers and Illinois, Davis said that he's heard from some of the nation's top football programs as well.
"I'm hearing from Texas, Ohio State, USC, Miami, LSU, Virginia, Auburn, a bunch of schools," Davis said. "I don't have any favorites right now. I'm going to try to visit some this summer to get a better idea."
Davis was an All-State performer as a junior and was also named to the All-Combine Team in San Antonio.