Davis planning return trip to The Ville

Scout.com five-star defensive end Luther Davis of West Monroe, Louisiana gave rave reviews of his September official visit with Louisville. The U.S. Army All-American tells InsideTheVille.com that he's looking forward to a return trip.

Luther Davis, a Scout.com five-star defensive end, continues to maintain the short list from the dozens of schools seeking his future services. Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, LSU, Oklahoma and USC remain at the top while a handful of others continue to intensify their efforts, which has kept the U.S. Army All-American's cell phone rather busy.

"They can call right now and they take advantage of it," said Davis with a laugh. "For the past couple of weeks LSU, USC, Michigan and Tennessee call me as much as they can. The thing I like about Coach Whitt at Louisville is that he understands how it can be one big hassle, so he only calls me like once a week and keeps everything low key."

Davis, who made an official visit with U of L for the Cardinals home win over Miami, has put off future official trips until the completion of his senior season at West Monroe (LA) High School. However, the admitted college football junkie will make a few unofficial visits for games at Arkansas, Louisville, LSU and Tennessee.

"I'm going to the LSU -Tennessee game and I'm going to try to make the Louisville - Connecticut game," said Davis, who attended the Oklahoma - Texas game earlier this month. "I think I'm going to go to the Arkansas - Tennessee game (Nov.11) too."

Davis also added that he's looking forward to ESPN's Thursday night's matchup between No.5 Louisville and No.3 West Virginia at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

"My brother and I are really focused on that game because he's a West Virginia fan and I'm all for Louisville, so we'll definitely be glued to television for that one," he said.

Davis also provided an update on teammate and cousin Terry Carter's recruitment.

"He's racking them up now," said Davis of Carter's scholarship offers. "He sent out his highlight tape like last Monday and he got offers from Colorado and Oklahoma State. It's really good for him."

Louisville has increased it's interest in Carter - a 5'10, 170-pound cornerback - during recent weeks and Davis admits an offer from the Cardinal program could be the thing that cements his future commitment.

"It really could be a decision clincher for me," said Davis. "I'm hoping Louisville and any of the top schools that I'm looking at offer him. We've always made it our dream to play together. As a cornerback I'd probably compare him to Antrel Rolle for his style of play, or like Ronnie Lott for the way that he really goes after the ball. He's having a real good season."

West Monroe enters it's final week of the regular season ranked No.1 in the state and No.23 in the USA Today Super 25.

"We have one game left and then we start the playoffs," said Davis, who has totaled 54 tackles, including 7 sacks on the season. "This game is usually one of my biggest games so I'm looking forward to it."


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