Tigers In The Lead For Quick Lineman

This talented defender from the Sunshine State talks about his visit to an Auburn football camp and how the Tigers stack up on his list of schools.

Clermont, Fla.--Perhaps the toughest position to find quality college football prospects for is defensive tackle. A player who fits that description and who is getting plenty of attention is big Frankie Davis from East Ridge High.

A powerful pass rusher and run stopper, Davis made a trip to Auburn over the weekend for a football camp and was one of the most impressive players in attendance regardless of position.

At 6-2, 278 with good quickness, Davis is the prototypical interior defensive lineman in today's game who can get up the field and make plays in the backfield while also clogging the middle in the running game. Showing off his skills for the Auburn coaches, Davis says he learned a great deal to help him down the road in his senior season.

"It was a great camp," Davis tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "It was a great experience. I learned a lot of techniques I can use in the fall during my season. I'm loving it right now."

A force for East Ridge on defense since his sophomore season, Davis finished his junior year with more than 60 stops, including 14 tackles for a loss, with three sacks. Those numbers combined with his explosive play off the ball have colleges from all over looking at him with the SEC and Big 10 in the lead.

"I have offers from Auburn, West Virginia, Wisconsin, UCF, Purdue, FIU, FAU and a few others," Sanders. "My favorites right now are Purdue and Auburn. Auburn is number one for me right now."

Working with the defensive line at Auburn's camp alongside coaches Don Dunn and Terry Price, Davis says he not only got a chance to see the campus and everything going on in and around Auburn, he also had the chance to bond with the coaching staff and see how he got along with them on the field.

"The coaching staff was great," Davis says. "Auburn has great facilities. The coaches, I can't believe it. They are great coaches. I felt welcome there."

Reporting a 40-yard dash time of 5.1 seconds, Davis says his strength is not in running down opponents, but using his quickness off the ball to make plays in and around the line of scrimmage.

"I'm aggressive and I use my quickness," Davis says. "That's my game right there. If I can get off the ball quick enough that's my 40 time right there. If I get off the ball quick enough that's all that matters. Make contact and find the ball, that's my game."

The Auburn camp was the second for Davis after making a trip to Georgia earlier in the week. He says for right now that's the only trips he has planned as he prepares for his senior season.


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