Three Star Center Solid With Duke

As one of the first commits from the class of 2013, Texas OL Austin Davis' says he is happy to have his decision out of the way. He's also still hearing from a number of programs.

"I committed a while ago," said Mansfield (Tex.) standout Austin Davis. "It came during my unofficial visit. They made the offer and I just kind of new it was the right place for me."

Davis, recently ranked as a three star prospect and the nation's No. 9 center, chose Duke from a number of schools who have all stayed in touch.

"Other schools involved were Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, SMU, Washington, Maryland, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, and Missouri."

Since the commitment several of those schools have continued to keep tabs on the 6-foot-5, 295 pounder, though it appears his commitment is solid.

"I'm just highly impressed with the overall coaching staff and the direction of the program. I speak the most with Coach Roper, Coach Latina, and Coach Cutcliffe about it. They are all very dedicated to their players and their team."

"When I visited it was just a wonderful time. They answered all my questions about the school, the program, and everything really seemed to just speak for itself. Especially the academic opportunities."

So what was it that made things click for the Blue Devils and Davis?

"My parents and head coach were really helpful throughout the entire process. I had been to camps at Texas, Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Houston prior to Duke. They kept me level headed and really guided me through the vital parts of making a decision and actually making that selection."

Davis, who maintains a 4.0 grade point average, says he wants to major in Sports Medicine with eyes on eventually becoming an orthopedic surgeon.

He reports weight room numbers of 320 pounds on the bench press, a 460 pound squat, and a 285 pound cling. His best reported forty time is 5.1 seconds.

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