Last Visit Meant at Lot to All-American

Running back Enrique Davis talks about getting a late visit from the Auburn coaches.

Lynn Haven, Fla.--Auburn was looking for just one running back signee for the class of 2007 and when the video of Mosely High standout Enrique Davis was viewed it was quickly decided he would be the Tigers' top target.

A dominant runner in the Wing-T offense, the 6-1, 215 Davis possesses very good speed and strength at the point of attack to be a very physical runner in the mold of former Auburn star Ronnie Brown.

Despite dozens of schools pushing for Davis to look their way he was true to Auburn and committed to the Tigers following one of his several visits to Jordan-Hare Stadium for a game last fall. That didn't stop his recruitment though as schools kept after him including both Florida State and Alabama. Because of that Auburn kept close tabs with Davis throughout the final months of recruiting.

That was never more apparent than during the final weeks of the recruiting schedule as Davis took an official visit to Tallahassee with friend Michael McNeil. Having met each other while at Alabama for a junior day, the duo became fast friends and made a pledge to take visits with each other. That worked well for Auburn with McNeil having a great visit and eventually committing to the Tigers over Florida State, Tennessee and Alabama.

Still Auburn made a statement on how important Davis was to the class when they made the running back the final in-home visit for the staff. With head coach Tommy Tuberville making the visit along with assistants Steve Ensminger and Eddie Gran, Davis says that he realized just how much the Auburn staff cared about him as a person and a player and it just solidified more his choice to be a Tiger.

"The visit went real good," Davis says. "Coach Tub and me and my parents all sat down and had a real good talk. We just ate and basically talked football. For them to make me the last visit means a lot. It shows how dedicated they are and how they can't wait for me to get there."

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