Visit A Perfect "10" For Davis

Chris Davis talks about his official visit to see Coach Gene Chizik and his Tigers.

Birmingham, Ala.--Committed despite not having visited the Auburn Tigers, speedy Chris Davis finally made it to the Plains over the weekend for his official visit and he says it was a perfect way to cap off his recruiting as he prepares to sign with Gene Chizik's program on Feb. 3.

"It was a 10, no doubt," Davis tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I think that was it for me. I'm solid to Auburn. All the people down there were cool. Me and Jonathan Mincy talked some and Trovon Reed and Michael Dyer."

Defensive back Demond Washington was his player host and Davis says he enjoyed having the chance to hang out with the Tallassee native while just getting to know more about Auburn and his future teammates.

"He's a cool guy," Davis says. "We didn't really talk a whole lot about the coaches or football. We just kind of hung out."

That was the central theme of the weekend for a group that was mostly comprised of players already committed. Even several committed players that had already visited took a trip down to Auburn to mingle with future teammates.

One of those players was already in Davis' ear this year and he notes it was good to see his fellow Birmingham commitment again.

"It was good," Davis says. "Once they introduced everyone it just kind of took off from there. The only person I knew before I came down there was LaDarius (LaDarius Owens). He has been telling me how everything is different down there. Before I committed he told me he wanted me to be with the team when they made the change."

When the time to talk football came Chizik took over. Following every visit the players usually sit down with Auburn's head coach to talk about the future, answer any questions they may have, and generally get a better feel for each other. Davis says that was one of the highlights of the weekend for him.

"When I had the chance to talk to Coach Chizik, the first thing he told me is that he respected me," Davis says. "He said he respected me a lot because of my background and where I come from. I guess mainly because I've had to deal with four different high school coaches and I still stood out on the field. He told me all I have to do is come to Auburn and compete because he doesn't mind playing true freshmen. I like that."

One of the biggest thrills for any recruit when coming to Auburn is having the chance to see the Tigers' new locker room complete with the Heisman Trophies from both Pat Sullivan and Bo Jackson. Davis says he and the entire visiting group had their pictures taken with the trophies and then together while at the stadium.

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 as a quarterback. He also added five interceptions as a defensive back.

Currently Davis is averaging around 17 points per game for the Colonels on the basketball court as he hopes to lead them to the state playoffs.


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