Davis Ready for the Next Step

FOX Sports NEXT caught up with Army All-American Deoundrei Davis in San Antonio to get a quick word with him. He talked about his experiences during the week and about him moving to his new home in Austin, Texas soon.

He missed most of his senior season due to injury. 

But now that Houston (TX) Cy Woods linebacker Deoundrei Davis has graduated from high school and about to enroll into college, there is increased optimism. 

"I'm actually moving in on January 13, next Sunday. And I will be starting school on the 14. I am excited and I've been looking forward to this moment ever since I committed to Texas," Davis said. "Since I was a little kid, I dreamed of this moment. I will seize this opportunity and take full advantage of it."

This was the words of the 6-foot-3, 200-pound Davis while taking in the action at the US Army All-American game. Of course, due to injury Davis was not able to play, but the week's activities brought a lot more.

Aside from the honor of being named to the game itself, Davis was able to connect with some guys who had something in common.

"It's an amazing feeling to be a part of this. It's a blessed feeling, and humbling even though I couldn't play. I still thank God that I was able to be here," Davis said. "It was great for us (Longhorn recruits) as we got to know each other even more. I think it will do well for us and the future when we get to Texas."

For Davis, that will be very soon. He is an early enrollee and will be on the 40 Acres by next week. Davis was one of the early commitments to the Texas staff. He took some time to think about what drew him to the program in the first place. 

"This is my commitment and you know when I get up there I will feel at home with the coaches. I feel like they are second parents to me," Davis said. "And the players took me in real well. I just love it up there."

Over the course of the year, Davis has watched the team on many occasions. He made a few observations and he sees a great opportunity ahead of him.

After watching some of the issues going on on the defense, Davis knew there was a place for him to fit nicely. 

"We look to bring that intensity and fire to the Texas defense. That's what I feel like I can bring, me and Antwan (Davis) and everyone else coming," Davis said. "I just see it all come together when we come in next year. We have that level of intensity."

When Texas played Oregon State in the AlamoDome, Davis saw some of that intensity that he speaks of. But he also saw something else promising in his future squad.

"I did watch the game and I liked how they never gave up. Even though the first half did not go well, they came out of halftime with fire and intentsity and fought back and won the game," Davis said. "That reminds me of what Texas football is. And I can't wait to be a part of that."

Ahmard Vital is responsible for Midlands Recruiting, mainly covering prospects in the state of Texas. He joined Scout.com in 2005 and is the author of the newly released book, Awaken the Baller Within.
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