Whitt visits Davis; 5-Star Claims Co-Leaders

Wednesday evening, Scout.com five-star prospect Mark Barnes claimed that his two favorites - Louisville and South Carolina - had pulled even. Is the Cardinal program in a similar situation with another five-star prospect? InsideTheVille.com has the latest...

When you are a Scout.com five-star prospect and rated as the sixth best defensive end in the nation, your home essentially becomes a required stop for coaches from many of the nation's top programs and such is the case for West Monroe (La.) High School's Luther Davis.

"It's been crazy ever since they have been allowed to come in for visits," said Davis, who has hosted an impressive list of schools for the past couple weeks. "LSU, Oklahoma, Texas A & M, Florida State, Florida, Louisville, Alabama, and it keeps going."

Despite the hectic schedule, Davis continues to enjoy the recruiting process.

"I'm still enjoying things," he explained. "You only do this one time. It's a blessing to be recruited like this, so you should have fun with it, because this time next year you'll be at the bottom of the ladder and be trying to climb back up."

On Thursday evening, University of Louisville assistant Joe Whitt Jr made the trip to Davis' home.

"It went great," said Davis. "Coach Whitt came in and talked about the program with me and my parents. We had a really good time visiting."

"He mainly talked more with my parents, because I had all my questions answered during my visit," Davis continued. "I know everything that I need to know about Louisville, so tonight he was basically answering all the questions for my parents."

The 6-foot-4, 255-pound All-State performer, who officially visited Louisville in September for the Cardinals home game against Miami, stayed in-state last weekend on an official visit with LSU.

"The visit to LSU was a little bit more than I expected," said Davis. "I had a great time there. My host was Tyson Jackson, one of their defensive ends, and the thing I liked about him is that he was real honest with me. He didn't beat around the bush about anything. Everything that he told me is something that I could probably adjust to if I was to go to LSU."

With visits to Louisville and LSU in the books, Davis stated that both programs are high on his list of schools still under consideration.

"It's even, but it's even with Louisville and LSU," said Davis. "There's not a leader, but those are my two favorites."

This weekend Davis will head to Norman, Oklahoma for his third official visit and is making final plans for his remaining two trips.

"Tomorrow I fly out to Oklahoma for my visit there and then on the second weekend of January I am going to either Auburn or Tennessee, " said Davis. "I'm also going to Florida State on the last weekend in January."

A U.S. Army All-American, Davis' plans are to still announce his decision during the January 6 game being held at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

"Right now the chances are still looking good for that," Davis said.

U of L has also extended a scholarship offer to teammate and cousin Terry Carter and according to Davis, the 5-foot-10, 170-pound cornerback is set for his official visit to Louisville the weekend of January 12.

"Terry is supposed to go up there the second weekend in January, so it will kind of be hard for me to go because that is the weekend that I'm supposed to visit Auburn or Tennessee," he said. "I talked to Terry and kind of told him what to expect, so he's really excited about going up there."


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