Will Davis went out a state champion in his senior year at Southlake Carroll. This past weekend he was finally able to take his official visit to the program he's been committed to for the past nine months. Davis brought his parents up to Manhattan with him from the Dallas area.
"We really enjoyed it," said Will Davis. "It gave me the chance to spend some time with the coaching staff and tour the campus. I met with an academic counselor, other people associated with the university, and Bill Snyder."
The Kansas State staff asked first year player, Jared Loomis, to act as Davis' player/host while on his visit to campus.
"Jared took me around the town," Davis said. "He showed me what life was like as a student-athlete through the eyes of a football player. There were a total of six recruits [on campus]. We didn't get to spend a lot of time together though because we were always busy going in and out."
Davis, a 6-foot-1, 218-pound linebacker, averaged a remarkable 11 tackles-per-game during the course of a 16 game season at Southlake Carroll. He led the team in tackles with 176 and sacks with nine, had six pass break-ups, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries in Texas 5A Division 1 football.
"I met with Coach Joe Bob (Clements) and Coach (Tom) Hayes," Davis said. "They're excited to have me. I'm going to start out at 'Mike' linebacker this summer. They haven't decided yet if I'm going to redshirt, but I'm always ready to compete."
For his senior performance for the Carroll Dragons, Davis was named First Team All-District (7-5A) at inside linebacker, First Team All-State (5A Division 1), and All-Area by the Dallas Morning News. The coaches are anxious to get Davis to Manhattan and see what he can do in the Big 12.
"I think that my parents fell in love with it just like I did," Davis said of the trip. "They're both excited for the opportunity I have here. The coaches preach family atmosphere just like they do at Southlake Carroll. Having that comfort level already there is going to make the transition to college all the easier. Having Bill Snyder as my head coach, it doesn't get any better than that."
Southlake Carroll is having a ceremony at 6:00 p.m. for their signees on February 1st. Davis is part of a special class which helped the school win their 8th state title and first in five years in 2011. They defeated Ford Bend Hightower, 36-29, at Cowboys Stadium on December 17th.
Will Davis Talks About His Visit This Weekend
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