Luther Davis: "It was unbelievable!"

The feedback from the strongest group of weekend visitors that the University of Louisville football program has hosted continues, as Scout.com five-star defensive lineman Luther Davis checks in with InsideTheVille.com. The nation's No.5 defensive end described his trip to The Ville as "unbelievable."

"I'd definitely consider them and would have to look to see what they have to offer at my position," Scout.com five-star prospect Luther Davis said in mid-July when informed that a scholarship offer from Louisville was on the way. "I don't know too much about them yet. I've watched them play on television a few times, but that's about it."

Davis, the nation's fifth-rated defensive end prospect, followed up on those words this past weekend when he joined Mark Barnes, Jamar Jackson and Wesley Saunders for an official visit with Louisville.

"The visit there was unbelievable," said Davis of his time in the Derby City. "On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give it a 15."


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"The city of Louisville took my breath away," he continued. "Everyone there was so nice. It seemed like there were thousands screaming our names and the people in the row in front us knew how many tackles and fumble recoveries we had. A couple of guys actually had a couple of signs with our names it at the march before the game. It was crazy."

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound defensive lineman said that he was impressed by the Cardinals performance in the 31-7 win over the visiting Hurricanes.

"I didn't have any doubts about them," said Davis. "I saw everything I needed. There's no question that I could play there. The players are all like family there."

Davis was also impressed how the U of L coaching staff didn't attempt to push any of the highly-rated visitors into making an early decision.

"They brought all four us in and they didn't even mention anything about committing," he explained. "They just told us that if they want to win that they should come there, but they didn't try to get us to commit. In fact, they actually encouraged us to take other visits so we could compare and make sure that we go where we'll be happy."

Davis further explained that U of L's approach was a better and simpler process to go through.

"It makes it easier. It seems like that with all of these other schools, every time they call or text message that they are asking about committing."

Having considered making an early college choice twice, Davis now says that he's going to delay his announcement until January.

"I'm thinking about the earliest would be at the U.S. Army All-American game," he said, adding that a short list of schools currently top his lengthy list of scholarship opportunities. "I'd have to say Louisville, USC and then Auburn. LSU is about even with Auburn."

Davis, who was honored as an All-State, All-NE Louisiana and All-District performer following his junior season, is excited for the opportunity to play in the annual all-star game.

"I was ecstatic about it," he said of the possibility of playing in the post-season all-star game in San Antonio, Texas. "That's what I've been working towards. Wesley Saunders, Jamar Jackson and Mark Barnes could all be in it to, but I'd be on the other team. They'd play for the East and I'd play for the West."

Davis has yet to schedule dates for future official visits, but plans on tripping to Florida State, LSU, Auburn and USC.


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