Davis Gives the Latest

Torshiro Davis was the third commitment to the LSU class when he pledged to the staff back on Feb. 2. Other colleges have since taken notice of the four-star prospect, including the Texas Longhorns. What's the latest from the Woodlawn High star?

National Signing Day was good to LSU this past February, bringing the staff not only a Top 10 finish, but also their third pledge for the next class – Woodlawn-Shreveport’s Torshiro Davis.

“I called down to coach (Les) Miles and told him I was ready to commit and he accepted on the spot,” said Davis on signing day. “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.”

Miles and tight ends coach Steve Ensminger have been recruiting Davis for the Tigers, eventually landing the four-star prospect after bringing him in for the Boys from the Boot Junior Day in January.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder projects as both a defensive end and outside linebacker, though the staff will give him his first looks as a linebacker.

Set to compete in the state’s Regional meet this week, Davis has kept busy since his commitment by running on Woodlawn’s track team.

Still, recruiting has crept into the LSU commitment’s life.

“Coaches are sending me stuff and wanting me to call them whenever, and it gets stressful,” he said. “It doesn’t stop there, either. I walk to the grocery store and people come up to me and ask where I’m going to end up and if I will stay with LSU. I didn’t know it would be this crazy.

“I am trying to not even deal with it. It’s been pretty stressful.”

Now that the spring evaluation period has begun, coaches are allowed to contact prospects via telephone. Last Friday, Davis spoke with the Texas staff.

“They want me to come in and see them in June, and basically they gave me an offer on the phone,” Davis said. “They told me that when I get there for camp that I will meet with coach Mack Brown, and he will give me a full ride if I want it.”

Though Davis also has offers from the likes of Alabama, Auburn and Oklahoma, he seems set on sticking with the Tigers, though he will continue to look around.

“I really like LSU and have been impressed with everything I have seen,” Davis said. “Right now I don’t see myself changing anything. I’m solid with my commitment. Everything is smooth.

“I will take some visits this summer, though. I am going to Texas, and then some guys from the team will pile up in a van and see places like we do every summer. LSU will be one of our first stops, then we will head to Oklahoma and Missouri.”

Davis said that he spoke with the LSU staff last week, where Ensminger set up the Tiger pledge for a May visit.

“I will be at the Bayou Picnic, and they are telling me it will be a fun weekend to be around the other commitments and relax around the staff,” he said. “I think it will be a good time.”


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