James Davis: Instant Impact?

Can James Davis become the impact player that so many fans think he'll be early in his career? CUTigers.com checks in with the future Tiger running back in this post-signing day update.

Reggie Merriweather and Kyle Browning are two names Clemson fans are familiar with when it comes to running backs.

This fall however, there may be a new player that throws his name into the "playing time" hat: freshman James Davis.

The 6-0, 205 pound running back signed with Clemson in February, and since then, he's been doing just about everything he can to prepare himself for his freshman year in Tiger Town.

"I am also working out at the fitness center a lot now and I am trying to catch a lot of balls. I'm also doing a lot of speed drills," Davis told CUTigers.com in a recent interview.

"I didn't get to make it to the spring game, but I did come up for a couple of practices this during spring break. I really got a lot of the new plays down then."

While it may only be May, Davis only has about two more months to prepare for his move to Clemson. "Yeah I talk to Coach Burns a lot about coming up. I should be there for the second summer session. My main goal is I want to get up there in enough time so I'll be ready to compete," said Davis.

James will also be fortunate to have one of his good friends, DB Ramon McElrathbey, join him in Tiger Town this year. "We talk all the time. We still plan to room together at Clemson. I know he was up there for the spring game and he had a good time."

So what is Davis looking forward to the most about getting up to Clemson this year? "I'm just looking forward to playing. I want to get up there and fight for the starting position. I am going to work as hard as I can," said the Atlanta native.

Family and friends are also excited about the opportunity J.D. will have at Clemson. "Yeah everybody is excited down here. My family and everyone are excited about my future," added Davis.

We will continue to keep you updated on this future Tiger running back, right up through the first day of practice in August.

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