Auburn Offer, Visit Upcoming For Davis

Interest in Chris Davis has picked up in recent weeks with three offers on the board for the Woodlawn standout.

Birmingham, Ala.--For standout athlete Chris Davis from Woodlawn High, the wait for offers has been a tough one after his successful senior year for the Colonels.

The wait is now over though as South Carolina recently offered and the Auburn Tigers pulled the trigger on Sunday as well.

"He's got South Carolina, UAB and Auburn offers now," Woodlawn assistant Chris Davis (no relation) tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I know Mississippi State came by last week and a few other schools have talked about offering."

A 5-11, 185-pounder with exceptional quickness and the speed to score from anywhere on the field, Davis was one of the few bright spots for Woodlawn this season. With his play the Colonels finished 5-4 for the first winning season for the school since 1994.

"He's a huge reason why we finished with a winning record," Davis says. "He's always been a winner. He's always been the kid that has been the main person on the team. He's a super athlete and a nice young man. He knows what it takes to excel."

As a senior Davis scored 10 touchdowns while rushing for just under 1,000 yards from his quarterback spot. He averaged just under seven yards per carry this season playing for an offense that managed just 10 points per game for the year.

"His football IQ is high," Davis says. "He's a very knowledgeable player. He doesn't accept losing. He doesn't like losing. He does everything he can to help the team win.

"Playing quarterback he knew where everybody lined up on every route," the coach adds. "He could play quarterback one play and wide receiver the next and running back the next. On defense at safety he made a lot of tackles and several key interceptions down the stretch."

Defensively could be where his future lies though. Playing safety for Woodlawn, Davis had five interceptions. With his quickness though he would likely make the move to cornerback on the next level. Coach Davis says he'll be a player no matter where he lines up.

"He's somebody who knows how to take it to the house anytime he touches the ball," Davis notes. "He's that kind of threat. He could play safety or corner. During two-a-days he lined up at quarterback and in Oklahoma drills he ran over our starting two defensive tackles. I've never seen anything quite like him as far as an athlete and his drive to win. That's the main thing for him."

Davis is expected to take an official visit to Auburn this coming weekend. He has already visited South Carolina.


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