Klein Oak High (TX) WR Austin Davis may have decided to join his brother Jordan when he committed to the Ragin’ Cajuns on June 13th, but the younger Davis has paved his own path in becoming a college football prospect. In 2014 Davis earned 16-5A Second-Team All-District Offense honors finishing the season with 48 receptions, 723-yards receiving and scoring 3 touchdowns. His season would only be a precursor to a very good spring and a very hectic summer football camp schedule. Austin’s hard work has paid off earning offers from Louisiana, Duke, Iowa State, Utah State, Nevada and North Texas. With those offers in hand early this summer, did the opportunity to play with his brother play a huge roll in his decision to commit to the Ragin’ Cajuns?
“Yes, the opportunity to play college football together was something we have talked about,” Austin stated. When you think about it, not many brothers have the opportunity to play college football together after graduating high school. I would say that playing with Jordan factored in to about 20% of my decision to commit to ULL. But the decision was still mine to make and playing together was one of a number of factors I considered before making my decision.”
Austin Davis joined a number of high school prep athletes at the Ragin’ Cajuns second on campus camp in June, was he expecting to make a decision after camp and what was Coach Hudspeth’s reaction?
“I had thought really hard about committing to ULL before I came to camp,” Davis said. “After the camp we were standing around Coach Hudspeth along with some other people, and he asked me if I was ready to make a decision. I really didn’t want to commit in front some of the other people standing around, so I thought I would just wait until Sunday to commit. But my dad looked at me and asked, “Is this where you want to play football” and I said there is no doubt about it. He looked at me and said then it’s time to make your decision and I told Coach Hudspeth I was committing! I think he was a little surprised afterwards, but he certainly was happy I made my decision instead of waiting until later."
Austin Davis has continued his workouts with his teammates since he returned home and he is also play 7-on-7 football as well. With his workouts, playing 7-on-7 football and summer football camps, he has been able to keep in condition and drop some weight. That worked out well for him because the Ragin’ Cajuns offered him at wide receiver because he ran well in camp at 205-pounds.
“Coach told me they were offering me at receiver right now because I ran well coming into camp at 205-pounds,” Austin mentioned. “With all the work I’m getting in right now, I have no problem playing at this weight in comparison to playing at 220-pounds plus and running a 4.7 forty. This is a more natural weight for me to carry and shouldn’t have any problem getting stronger while not putting on extra weight.”
Since Austin Davis’s commitment to the Ragin’ Cajuns, the calls have not stopped coming from other college football programs.
“No, the phone calls have not stopped since I committed,” Austin stated. “I just tell them that I’m committed now and I don’t want to attend any more football camps this summer. We have 7-on-7 state qualifications next week and I’m working out during the week with my teammates. Now that I’m committed, I don’t need to attend others camps because I’ve made my decision and I don’t have the time.”
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