New Offers, Same Stance

Torshiro Davis gave the LSU staff his verbal commitment on National Signing Day this past February, but since then the Woodlawn High star has gotten plenty of calls from other colleges. What's the latest with the four-star prospect?

The Texas Longhorns don’t put the press on many prospects beyond the spring evaluation period of their junior season, but such has been the case for LSU commitment Torshiro Davis.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder committed to the Tigers in February, choosing the home state team over early Southeastern Conference offers from the likes of Alabama, Auburn, and Arkansas.

No matter, the Longhorns went after the Shreveport native, sending coaches out to evaluate Davis in person during the month of May, and later inviting him to the Lone Star State for the team’s June camp.

After summer stops in Austin, Starkville, Miss., and Tuscaloosa, Ala., Davis now has a good feel for each of the major players in his recruitment.

“After camping at Texas, Mississippi State, and Alabama, I felt like Alabama was definitely the most intense,” Davis said. “I enjoyed their campus, too. They offered me early on like LSU, so I’ve gotten to know a couple of their coaches and I like them.

“Texas was really laid back. Their coaches kept it more on the teaching side with me. They don’t want me at linebacker though, only at defensive end. After I left camp I talked on the phone with coach Mack Brown and he offered me the full scholarship, so that’s an option for me now.

“At Mississippi State I really liked the quality of the competition. They had some of the best offensive linemen I have ever gone against.”

The next – and final - stop for Davis is Baton Rouge, where he plans to camp from July 17-20.

“Everything is still smooth for me with LSU, and I’m ready to get down there and spend time with the coaches and other commitments,” Davis said. “I talked with coach Ensminger a couple of days ago. The coaches know that I am still firm after making visits this summer. I committed to LSU because that’s where I felt most comfortable.”

Davis is ranked as the No. 14 overall outside linebacker in the 2012 class.

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