LSU Lands Davis

National Signing Day wasn't all about the 2011 class. Woodlawn's Torshiro Davis, one of the state's top prospects for 2012, was in the mood and gave LSU head coach Les Miles his commitment.

Woodlawn-Shreveport star Torshiro Davis didn’t want to miss out on the National Signing Day fun, even if his decision date was still 365 days away. As he watched his teammates sign on the dotted line, Davis went to the phone and dialed Baton Rouge.

“I called down to coach Miles and told him I was ready to commit and he accepted on the spot,” said Davis. “After seeing my friends go through the process, I wanted to just go ahead and make a decision. Coach Miles was really happy. He said that I was one of their favorite guys for next year and I could be one of the first pieces to another strong class.”

The Tigers are bringing on Davis, a 6-foot-3, 210-pounder who can put his hand on the ground and play defensive end, as an outside linebacker.

“Coach Miles and coach Ensminger, the tight ends coach, are the coaches I talk to, and both of them said they like me at linebacker,” said Davis. “I am ready for it. I’m going to be focused this year on getting better so by the team I get to college I should be fine. I can be a really good player on the outside.”

Davis, who camped in Baton Rouge last summer and has attended a number of games in the past, chose LSU over offers from the likes of Alabama, Auburn and Oklahoma.

“I started getting a lot of attention after some camps, and new offers kept coming in from there,” he said. “I’m just excited that I got a chance to be a Tiger. This decision is final. My parents are really happy for me. I know it's the right choice.”

While the Shreveport standout has long followed the LSU program, he wasn’t one who bled purple and gold – at least not before Wednesday.

“I didn’t come up as some huge fan,” he said. “But after seeing games over there and getting to know some coaches, I knew it was a good place for me. I went down there for Junior Day last month and was really impressed. That kind of helped sell it.

“I might come back down there this weekend, too. I just found out about it, but I could end up still coming.”

Davis is the third commitment to LSU’s 2012 class, following up pledges from Florida wide receiver Avery Johnson and Thibodaux middle linebacker Trey Granier.

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