What's Up with Buster?

It appears Buster Davis, a nationally acclaimed linebacker from Daytona Beach Mainland, has decided not to play football at FSU. Davis has missed considerable practice time the past three weeks and was a no-show Monday. Also, tailback Lorenzo Booker is expected back in town Tuesday after being delayed in California for personal reasons.

Florida State freshman linebacker Buster Davis did not practice Monday with the Seminoles and his status remains in question.

Davis has missed considerable practice time the past three weeks. His parents met with FSU coaches Sunday, Sept. 1, to discuss their son's situation. Davis missed FSU's home-opener against Virginia Aug. 31 for "personal reasons." Following that Sunday meeting, Davis' father, James Davis, told the media his son had intended to remain at FSU.

Davis was reportedly unhappy about the idea of redshirting this season. Fellow true freshman linebackers Sam McGrew and A.J. Nicholson each have seen action. FSU recruiting coordinator John Lilly told The Territory Monday he has neither seen nor talked to Davis recently.

Davis remains enrolled in school and is living at Burt Reynolds Hall, according to FSU officials and teammates.

Davis was a top-10 ranked linebacker in multiple publications and recruiting services, including TheInsiders.com. Davis had more than 140 tackles as a senior and closed out his career with nearly 400. He selected FSU over Nebraska, Ohio State, Tennessee and Syracuse in a heated recruiting battle that wasn't determined until after national signing day.

While Davis is not expected back, Lorenzo Booker is.

Booker returned home to California over the weekend for the funeral of his grandfather. Booker was expected back today, but was given permission by FSU to remain behind to help his family. He is expected to return for practice Tuesday.


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