"They're the first to do everything," Davis tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "They were the first to send me a letter, the first for the head coach to call me and see me at practice, also the first head coach to come see me at a game. It was the first everything with the head coach. Coach (Tommy) Tuberville was probably the first head coach to talk to me over the phone, too."
Davis, a 6-1, 215-pound running back from Mosley High School in Lynn Haven, Fla., chose Auburn over Florida, Florida State, LSU, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina State and South Carolina. Even though he has been quiet about naming a leader until now, he says that Auburn has been No. 1 on his list for a while.
"I talked to my parents and they felt the same thing as me, and my uncle did and my coach did," Davis says. "They didn't tell me that Auburn was the school that they felt I should go to. They wanted me to make my own decision. I told them and it winds up that it was the same exact school they were thinking, too. Everybody was excited, even my coach."
Davis is one of the higher profile players in an Auburn recruiting class that is taking shape well before Signing Day.
Davis was in Auburn for junior day during the spring and for a camp this summer. During those visits he had time to look into the academic side of being a student/athlete at Auburn, and he says that the commitment to academics was also part of his decision. He also likes the closeness of the players.
"They graduate a lot of their players," he notes. "I'm going into communications and they've got a good program for that. I want to go into communications or speech for what I want to major in. Auburn's not too far from home either.
"I get along really well with the players and I like the players," he adds. "The first time was with Kenny Irons this summer, and he's a real cool person. Brad Lester, he's a real cool person too and Benjamin Tate and Tim Hawthorne. They're all real good guys."
The four-star and 18th rated back in the country has had the opportunity to see the Auburn football atmosphere at its best this year. He was one of about 80,000 Auburn fans celebrating the Tigers' dramatic victory over the Gators on Saturday.
"I like the fans and its crazy, it's wild and it's just a fun atmosphere," he says. "It was a great game. I loved it."
Despite Davis' efforts this season, his Mosley team is 4-3 following a Thursday night 28-0 loss to Lincoln High of Tallahassee. Davis rushed for 48 yards and says the shutout was the worst game he's ever had, but he was playing against Auburn commitments Tim Lamb, Michael Slade, Tennessee verbal Deshaun Barnes, Mississippi State verbal Karlin Brown and Marshall verbal Justin Footman and prospect Xavier Lamb all on the defensive side of the ball.
Perhaps his biggest game came against Leon High School with Tuberville in attendance. He rushed for 175 yards and four touchdowns in the first half in the 42-14 victory on Sept. 21.