Davis recaps WKU Junior Day

Lebanon (Tenn.) star is one of several emerging 2015 targets for the Hilltoppers.

Lebanon (Tenn.) standout running back Taye Davis rated his visit to WKU's Junior Day between an "8-10".

That's good news for the Toppers, who seem to have made the junior a priority in their next recruiting class.

"It was cool," said Davis, of the Toppers' Junior Day experience. "I liked it, pretty good campus, and they seemed really interested in me, Coach (JaMarcus) Shephard and Coach (Greg) Nord.

"Overall it went pretty good, I'm definitely going back in the spring."

Nord, a new addition to the Western Kentucky staff, will coach running backs for the Toppers, while Shephard is Davis' area recruiter.

"He (Nord) was saying they like big backs there," the junior said. "And I actually talked to Coach Shephard today, he said I'd be the perfect player to come in and compete for the position early."

Davis said he also plans to visit Vanderbilt and Tennessee for their Orange/White game, before hitting the summer camp circuit.

After attending Junior Day activities at different schools all near his hometown of Lebanon, is proximity a factor in his eventual college decision?

"Right now it (distance) kind of does matter," Davis said. "In the overall decision it probably wouldn't matter as much.

"I just have to go with what university feels the best for me, and my relationship with the coaches, that's probably what it will come down to. I definitely want to play somewhere in the SEC, that's a dream I've always wanted to fulfill."

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