Does FSU have a chance with Davis

Last week 4-star running back Enrique Davis officially de-committed from Auburn, thus opening up his recruitment. There've been rumors that Florida State has re-entered the picture with Davis due to the fact that they were close to signing him last year. NoleDigest caught up with the standout back to get his thoughts on FSU and his recruitment overall.

The Seminoles came very close to signing Enrique Davis last year, but in the end he decided that the Auburn Tigers were the best fit for him. With Al Borges leaving Auburn and the movement towards a spread offense, Davis decided it was best for him to weigh out his options. This past weekend he went to Ole Miss to see what they have to offer. Needless to say he came away impressed. "Ole Miss was a real good visit. I don't have a leader, though. Basically, they are family oriented there, they're a young team and they have some good things going for them. I like Houston Nutt and the rest of the staff there," stated Davis.

As it stands right now the Seminoles are one of six schools the Hargrave student is looking at. He says, "I'm looking at Ole Miss, FSU, Maryland, Auburn, Oregon and Tennessee right now. I'm getting a visit from the offensive coordinator at Oregon on Monday. I like that Stewart is going to the league. The coaches from Maryland are coming in on Tuesday. The coaches from FSU have seen me and I think they'll be here again soon. With Auburn, I'm still looking at them and I am expecting the staff to come by sometime this week."

It is pretty easy to see that Davis is pretty wide open at this time. When it comes to Florida State, Davis likes a few things about them, saying, "I am looking at FSU real hard. It is close to home and Coach Bowden is there. I've talked to Coach Fisher several times, and I like how Coach Carter has NFL experience. I think I have good relationships with most of the coaches there. I like that my boys Bert Reed and Brandon Paul are there too."

The question in many fan's minds is if Davis is going to take a visit to FSU. At this time it looks as though it probably isn't going to happen. "I am not sure if I am going to visit FSU. Last year I went there for an official so I know what to except. Also I've been there on a few unofficials. In no way is it going to hurt them if I don't go there for an official," stated Davis.

Coming off a good visit to Ole Miss, Davis was adamant is stating he is still pretty open with the options he has. He explained, "I am going to go where I feel most comfortable. At first I didn't want to be to far away from home, that's why I looked at schools in the south. Being up in Virginia has allowed me to get used to it. But I'm still open and I haven't made any decisions yet. Right now no one has an edge. I don't think I am going to sign on Signing Day either. I'll probably do that like 3 weeks after."

Recently many people close to the FSU program have thought that the Noles are a leader to land Enrique. It looks as though they are going to have to work as hard as the rest, and if he doesn't visit they may fall behind the rest of the pack. The opportunity to play, as well as the recruiting ability of Coach Fisher, will give Davis something to think about before it is all said and done.

Stay tuned to NoleDigest for further updates with Enrique and the rest of the 2008 recruiting class.


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