Talented Tailback Planning to Visit AU Campus

Talented tailback prospect Brandon Davis has been great in Gswinnett.

Suwanee, Ga.--Peachtree Ridge High School tailback Brandon Davis already has a handful of scholarship offers and that number is likely to grow as he receives recruiting attention from a large number of colleges.

One of the colleges he is hearing from is Auburn and the 5-10, 194-pounder says he is very interested in the Tigers.

"Auburn is a program I have a lot of interest in," says Davis, who plans to check out the Tigers during their annual spring football game on March 17th after going to Clemson this weekend.

"I have known Brad Lester and his family for several years and he is a great guy," Davis says of the junior Auburn tailback, who was a high school star at Parkview. The families attend the same church.

Davis notes that Lester has given him tips on playing tailback that helped Davis blossom as one of the top junior running backs in the state of Georgia this past fall when he rushed for 1,355 yards and 10 touchdowns. Davis was a key player for Peachtree Ridge, which finished as the co-state champion in Class AAAAA last season when Peachtree Ridge tied Roswell in the title game.

"Brad Lester is a great running back and Kenny Irons, who played for Auburn last season, is also from Gwinnett (County) and he is a great player, too," Davis says of the All-SEC Auburn graduate, who is expected to be a first day selection in the NFL Draft this spring. "I don't know Kenny, but I have heard a lot of good things about him."

Davis has a 3.4 grade point average and is getting ready to take the SAT and ACT exams. He already has offers from SEC schools South Carolina and Vanderbilt and is hearing from Auburn, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, LSU and others. He also has offers from ACC programs such as Maryland, Duke and Virginia Tech.

Davis is shown in game action.

When asked about his running style, Davis says he is told that he runs like current NFL and former Tennessee star Jamaal Lewis. "I am not as big as he is, but I try to run like he does with quick feet, power and good vision and I can catch a little bit," the tailback says.

Davis notes that he is interested in majoring in business in college and says Coach Tommy Tuberville's program is worthy of strong consideration. "Auburn is one of the top schools I am really interested in and I am looking forward to my visit there and learn more about the program."

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