Will Davis talks decision
"Kansas State is a very family oriented program," said Will Davis, "and that's what I was looking for. The coaches preach family, they preach academics, and those are the things most important to me. So far, K-State is my only offer. I'm pretty sure more offers are coming down the road, but this is where I want to be. It feels more like home to me than anywhere else."
Davis has only made one trip with his father to Manhattan, but plans on bringing both of his parents to see his future campus this coming weekend for the Wildcat spring game.
"I called sean snyder to give him my commitment," said Davis, "then I followed it up with a call to the head coach, Bill Snyder. They both seemed very pleased with my decision. When it comes to coaches, you can't beat Coach Snyder and the staff he has. They're the best in the country. Manhattan is a small town that revolves around the campus, and that's the kind of setting I was looking for in a college."
Davis, 6-1, 215, played linebacker for the Carroll Dragons last year, his first season as a starter. He made 125 tackles (82 solo), 10 tackles for loss, two pass breakups, two fumble recoveries, and forced one fumble. He was named 1st team All-District in one of the most competitive in the state of Texas.
The Dragons went 10-4 in 2010 losing the the regionals to Denton Guyer by a 24 to 14 score. Now that a decision has been made on his college future, Davis will concentrate his efforts to a big finish at Carroll.
"The focus is going to be on the team aspect," said Davis on his senior season. "I hope we come together as a team and make a far run in the playoffs. Individually, I want to play well and be considered one of the top linebackers in the state of Texas."
In preparation for his final year, Davis isn't playing any other sports at Carroll. He is lifting and running, with the long-term goal of becoming a Kansas State Wildcat ruminating in his mind.
"When I get there (K-State), I think what will help me get on the field early on is my work ethic," said Davis. "I feel like I have good instincts at linebacker with a fine understanding and knowledge of the game."
Davis is doing well in the classroom with a reported 3.8 overall GPA. He plans to graduate with his class at Southlake Carroll in May of 2012. Davis wears No. 35 on Friday nights for the Dragons.
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