Louisiana Tech to Sign One on Wednesday

Louisiana Tech signed two high school players in the fall signing period. On Wednesday, they added a high school guard to the 2009 signing class.

Jarvis Davis, a 6'1" point guard from Ridge View High School in South Carolina signed with Louisiana Tech on Wednesday.

"Jarvis is a very good player," said John Combs, Head Coach at Ridge View. "He is a younger kid. He won't turn 18 until November. He has played varsity for three years now and each year he gets exponentially better."

"Jarvis will sign with Tech on Wednesday morning," added Coach Combs. "He will play point guard for them. He played both guard spots for us because there were times when we simply needed him to score."

Davis averaged right at 20 points per game. He was first team All-State in the preseason and made at least one all star team in the postseason. "We're real excited," mentioned Coach Combs. "He will be the first Division One signee from Ridge View.

"Jarvis was exploring going to South Carolina as a preferred walk-on," explained Coach Combs. "A lot of schools backed off because he was being recruited by Clemson and South Carolina. They ended up not offering probably because of his height."

Combs said players get overlooked in the state every year and sign elsewhere. "Ramon Sessions signed with Nevada and Chad McKenzie ended up at Louisiana Tech," he said. "McKenzie played in our district. A lot of schools here in the east are missing out on Jarvis."

Louisiana Tech signed wing Darius Redding and post player Kadeem Coleby in the fall. Davis is the third player to sign with Tech for the 2009 class and all three are high school players. "He's very good at getting in the lane and either finishing at the rim or drawing the foul," added Coach Combs. "He is a very good passer. He can get in the lane and kick it out to the open man."

It looks like Louisiana Tech just found their point guard.


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