Torshiro Davis is one of the top defensive prospects in the nation, which is why the four-star LSU linebacker commitment taking trips to see other college campuses this season worries some Tiger fans.
Davis, who is ranked as the No. 7 outside linebacker prospect for 2012 and has been selected to play in January’s Army All-American Bowl, is one of the most coveted defensive prospects in the Southeast, pulling in major BCS offers early in his recruitment.
“I will still take official visits to LSU, Alabama and Texas,” Davis said. “Those are the three I’ve got set up.
“I will go to Texas on Dec. 9, Alabama on Jan. 13 and LSU on Jan. 20. That’s the way it is set right now. LSU will be the last team I see. I’ll be there with a lot of the other commitments.”
Davis has seen multiple games in Baton Rouge and was in Austin for the Oklahoma State game. This past weekend, Davis was in the stands for LSU’s 9-6 win over Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
“It was an unofficial visit, because I really just wanted to get up there and see a really good game,” Davis said. “I went with another (Woodlawn High) player and my head coach. We got there on Saturday morning and just stayed for the game.
“I thought both defenses played hard and set the tone. They just kept playing and playing. They were the two best defenses I have seen in my life. I had a lot of fun with it.”
Davis said LSU has maintained constant contact throughout the season, and tight ends coach Steve Ensminger – who recruits the Shreveport area for the Tigers – even dialed up Davis’ head coach after the game to talk about the win.
“Coach Ensminger keeps up with me a good bit, and on our way back from the game he called my coach and they talked about it,” Davis said. “(Ensminger) was excited. It was a great win for LSU.”
Though he wants to continue to explore options by taking official visits, Davis said he remains firm with his pledge to LSU after being committed to the program since Feb. 3 – which was coincidentally National Signing Day for the 2011 class.
“I’m still committed and wanting to go to LSU,” he said. “They are playing great football, and I feel at home; I like the coaches and players.
“I’m just making sure that this is the right decision by looking at other schools, too.”
The Woodlawn Knights are done for the season after a 2-8 finish, meaning Davis’ final prep action will come in January’s Army All-American Bowl.