Glen "Big Baby" Davis is quite an athlete. In all my years of watching high school football players, I have never seen such a big athlete. Davis, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is 6-6 and well over 300 pounds. In his offense last season, he played fullback, tight end and defensive end. For a 330+ pounder, he has the best and quickest feet I have ever seen on a big man. When he carries the football in open space, he is practically impossible to bring down. Believe it or not, Davis shows elusiveness and agility in carrying the ball. In other words, it's not like watching William "The Refrigerator" Perry, formerly of the Chicago Bears, carry the ball for a one yard score. This cat can move. On one play rushing the football, Davis actually spun 360 degrees to avoid a would be tackler. As a tight end, he often splits out in the slot and runs routes and catches screen passes. Davis has soft hands and can run after the catch. When he gets loose in the secondary, watch out. He is like a run-a-away train. Davis also showed good blocking skills at the point of attack and in space in the open field. In the few plays I saw him defensively, he destroyed the offense.
This begs the question, where does he line up at the next level if he chooses football? Don't forget that Davis is one of the top basketball recruits in the nation and may decide to play that sport full-time instead of football. But for a moment, lets just say he decides to play football. I would envision him playing offensive or defensive tackle, although he is athletic enough to play tight end as well. If I were coaching him, I would put him at left tackle. If he committed himself to that position, there is no doubt in my mind he could be an exceptional talent with no limits. Lets break it down. He obviously has the size, footwork, and agility. Davis would just have to work hard in the weight room to get stronger and learn the techniques of the position. There is no question in my mind if he dedicated himself to this he could be an amazing offensive tackle.
Basketball Scouting Report by Dave Telep
It'll be tough to ever forget the performance Glen Davis gave at the Texas Classic in Houston. He carried his team and never once tired. Here's a guy well over 300 pounds but if you can believe this, he's nimble. He's not nasty, he's just not nice inside. The guy outworks you, leans on you, goes through and simply harnesses his superior athleticism and goes to work. He's much improved from last season and his touch in the paint will get him where he needs to go. Put him down for 25 and 15 on most nights.
Note - TheInsiders.com will soon begin to release videos of some of the great high school football recruits around the country and Glen "Big Baby" Davis will be one of the first ones we show. Stay tuned.