Following the 'Cats - Will Davis

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State secured a commitment from Will Davis back in April for the Class of 2012. The 6-foot-1, 212-pound inside linebacker hasn't coasted at Southlake Carroll since his pledge. Davis has been nothing short of sensational leading the Dragons to a 10-0 regular season.

"Personally, I've had a good season," said Will Davis. "I play both the ‘Mike' and "Will' in our three-four defense. My knowledge of the game, as a senior, has helped me anticipate what to expect from an offense. My instincts have improved this year. The game has slowed down a lot from where I was the past two seasons."

Davis has 75 solo tackles (118 total) with eight sacks, three pass breakups, and a forced fumble. Playing high school football in the Lone Star State, especially in the Dallas metroplex, is a serious matter. While he's been keeping up with the Wildcats season, he's only been able to breakaway for one game in person.

"I was there for Kent State," said Davis. "I loved it. It's a great place to see a game. The whole town gets excited. It was a great atmosphere to be, and I wish I could get back for another one. I spent some time with the coaches. They're the main reason I committed to the program."

With accessibility the social networks provide, Davis has been able to communicate with some of his future teammates via Facebook. He says they've been having fun the past couple of months talking about the Wildcats' current season.

"They've been excellent," Davis said. "Considering the pre-season predictions by the experts they've exceeded all expectations. Coach Snyder has done a great job with this team."

Although Davis committed to the program six months ago and is having a stellar year at one of the showcase high school programs in the state, he says he hasn't listened to any other overtures from interested coaches.

"Mostly after I committed the calls died down," said Davis. "Several have contacted my coach, but I let them know I'm solidly committed to Kansas State. I'm looking forward to making my official visit (to Manhattan), but with my schedule the way it is that probably won't be until January."

The Carroll Dragons won the District 7-5A title and will take on Plano East in the first round of the playoffs on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. After the conclusion of the season, Davis plans to stay in shape by weight lifting and running. His graduation is scheduled for the first week in June.

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