Davis Has Favorite, Visiting Auburn Next

Woodlawn athlete Chris Davis talks recruiting and about his visit to Auburn this weekend.

Birmingham, Ala.--For speedy Chris Davis from Woodlawn High, the attention came late, but once it did it came in waves.

Picking up offers from UAB and South Carolina first, Davis recently added an offer from the Auburn Tigers and is scheduled to visit Coach Gene Chizik's program this weekend for an official visit.

When he does the 5-11, 180-pound Davis says he'll be comparing Auburn to South Carolina where he's already been on an official visit. Davis says right now the Gamecocks have the early advantage for him based on seeing them in person.

"My leader is South Carolina," Davis tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "That's the only school I have visited. I like Coach (Lorenzo) Ward. He's straight up with me and is always real with me."

Auburn will have a chance to change his mind this weekend when he makes a visit to the Plains. Having already been down for games against Ball State and Alabama, Davis says he's looking to see more of the campus and getting a feel for the coaching staff.

"I got my offer last Sunday," Davis says. "I had been waiting for it. They had been telling me I was going to get one and it finally came. I'm looking forward to my visit. I'm hoping to see more about the school. I have been to games, but I've never really seen the campus.

"I think Auburn has some good coaches," he adds. "I think the team is going to keep getting better over the years to come."

One of the reasons that South Carolina is in the lead at the moment is because they are recruiting Davis as an offensive player. For Auburn he would likely play defense and he likes the football in his hands.

"They're recruiting me as a cornerback," Davis says. "I like playing wide receiver. They also said I would get a look as a punt returner."

Playing both ways for the Colonels this season, Davis had a huge year as his team finished 5-4. It was the first winning record for Woodlawn in almost 15 years. In just nine games Davis finished with 10 touchdowns on the ground, one through the air, 877 yards rushing, and five interceptions.

"I feel like I played pretty good this year," Davis says. "The biggest thing for me was being able to make plays. I had the ball in may hands more this year than last year."

Currently playing basketball for the Colonels, Davis is averaging 16 points per game as a shooting guard for the 5-4 squad.


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