Luther Davis named Army All-American

WEST MONROE, LA. – Luther Davis of West Monroe has been named a 2007 U.S. Army All-American. He will join a group of extraordinary student-athletes selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

This classic East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 12:00 Noon (CST) and will feature the nation's top 80 high school football athletes. Since its inception, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been a key launching pad for America's future college and NFL stars. Davis joins the likes of Reggie Bush, Vince Young, Brady Quinn, and Adrian Peterson who all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans.

Luther Davis hopes to follow in the footsteps of these players and he is rated as a five star prospect, the number six defensive end in the nation, and a member of the National 100 team.

"Davis' superior quickness gives him a great advantage coming off the ball," said Jeremy Patterson, Southwest recruiting analyst for "He also uses his hands very well. Davis looks best as a speed rusher, where his athleticism and intelligence under-control play make him so formidable."

"Luther Davis is one of the top defensive end prospects in the country," said Garrett Shea, Director of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. "He impresses with his quickness, strength, technique, awareness and lateral movement skills. He dominates offensive linemen by getting off the ball quickly, creating leverage, and then using his long arms to fend them off. In addition, he is extremely agile and has great ability to stop the run while rushing the passer. Luther Davis is a tremendous all-around athlete and the Bowl is proud to have him join the U.S. Army All-American class of 2007."

Davis holds offers from many national program and lists Oklahoma, LSU, USC, Miami, and Louisville as five of his favories. Davis made took his first and only official visit of the year thus far on September 16 to Louisville.

On Thursday, U of L quarterback commit Matt Simms of Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, New Jersey was selected to the prestigious game.

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