Big Play Receiver To Visit Auburn

This talented receiver is still open with five schools in the running for his signature in February.

New Orleans, La.--Among the expected 20 visitors to Auburn this weekend will be 6-3, 190 wide receiver Craig Davis from O. Perry Walker High. Considered by many the top receiver in Louisiana and one of the best in the South, Walker has offers from schools across the country but has narrowed his choices down to five schools heading into January's recruiting frenzy.

"I don't really have any favorites," Davis tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I'm looking at Auburn, Florida, LSU, Miami and Tennessee. I have visits set for all those schools. My visit to Auburn is this Friday, LSU is on the 17th and I know Miami is on the 24th of January. I'm not sure of Florida and Tennessee."

A dominant playmaker as a two-year starter, Davis led his team to a 13-2 record and a berth in the state championship game as a senior where they fell to perennial power John Curtis High by two points in front of nearly 40,000 fans. Finishing the season with 82 catches for 1,000 yards and 16 touchdowns, he added to an already impressive resume after a strong junior season when he had 46 catches for 916 yards and 15 touchdowns.

After a season that saw Auburn finish the year 9-4 with a victory over Penn State on New Year's Day, the Tigers have become an attractive team for prospects across the South. When you add in a large number of underclassmen returning for a championship run in the coming years, you have a team that players are lining up to join in the Class of 2003. While Davis isn't ready to say that just yet he does say Auburn is a very interesting team at the moment.

"I like the fact that I think I can play as a freshman there," Davis says. "Coach (Greg) Knox came over and talked to me about that and showed me I could be on the field next fall. I like the future of the program as well. I watched them on New Year's Day and it was pretty good."

A solid student, who plans to major in physical therapy, Davis says that he's looking for a comfortable campus environment when he takes his visits.

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A name that recruiting fans may hear from in the future is quarterback John Johnson. A 5-11 quarterback for O. Perry Walker, he had nearly 250 completions this season to give them one of the most potent offenses in Louisiana. Despite his size he's being recruited by several colleges including Indiana and Tulane.

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