Ga. RB Davis interested in LSU

With Louisiana's top running back Antonio Robinson already on board and LSU's deep stable of running backs many figured Nick Saban would turn his attention to other positions for filling out the Class of 2005. <br><br> However, it is a known fact that you can never have too many quality backs in the SEC and when one the caliber of James Davis has an interest in your program you surely do not turn him away.

Davis is coming off of a super junior season where he rushed for 1,692 yards and 22 scores. Those numbers were down a bit from the year before when he gained more than 1,900 on the ground but he still garnered First-Team All-State honors for the second year in a row.

The 6-foot, 208-pounder from Atlanta (Ga.) Douglass has 4.4-speed in the forty-yard dash and a great set of attributes that have been compared to some of college football's best backs in recent years.

"I have got speed, power, quickness and real good vision in the open field," Davis told Tiger Rag. "I can do it all. I will run over people or slash and juke depending on who it is. A lot of people compare me to Jamal Lewis (University of Tennessee and Baltimore Ravens) because we are from the same school."

Davis is going to take an unofficial visit to LSU in a couple of weeks when he travels down to Baton Rouge for Nick Saban's camp. He said he likes LSU but he does not know much about the school so this trip will give him a better idea of what the Tigers have to offer.

"I know I like Nick Saban a lot and they won the national championship," said Davis. "Coach Saban seems like a pretty friendly guy. When he came here in the spring he said I am a pretty good player if he came all the way just to see me."

With 50-pus offers to choose from the big talented runner said he is looking at the Tigers, Tennessee, Clemson, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, and Georgia Tech.

Is there a leader in that pack?

"Clemson and Tennessee are my leaders," he said. "I like LSU a lot but I will not know how much until I take my visit there on the 24th. I talked to the coach today and we are getting everything straight for the camp."

Sonny's Take: Davis' description of himself was about as accurate as one could get. While the comparisons to Jamal Lewis may seem fair Davis compares his running style more to Edgerrin James and I think that may be a better comparison. As for his academic status he said he has the GPA and is waiting on his test score to come in. Although his college destination remains to be seen I tend to think the Vols will be tough to beat.

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