West Monroe's Davis excited about visit

West Monroe defensive end Luther Davis follows recruiting probably as much as anyone else does.

When he found out the star-studded lineup that would be at LSU this weekend, it brought a big smile to his face.

 

"I talked to coach (Stacey) Searels yesterday and when he told me the guys who are going to be down there with me I got real excited," Davis told Tiger Rag. "He mentioned (Joseph) Barksdale, (Terrance) Toliver, the DB out of Texas (Christian Scott) and Stefoin (Francois). That is going to be a fun weekend."

 

After the week the 5-star end will have had he will need to sit back and have some fun.

 

Davis already had Bobby Bowden and Les Miles visit him on Monday and then coaches from TCU and Auburn are expected in the home on Thursday.

 

To have Bowden and Miles in his living room on the same night was something that Davis will always remember.

 

"It was pretty good," he said with a laugh. "It was a real busy night and an honor to have those two coaches in my house."

 

Miles spent the majority of the visit speaking with Luther's mother as he had some fences to mend from when Nick Saban was at LSU.

 

"She didn't have a good feel for coach Miles because she had never met him before and she kind of had a bad taste in her mouth with LSU from when coach Saban was there," Luther explained. "She didn't really care for the way he treated my brother (Lucas Jackson) when he recruited him. She knows it is a business but he didn't handle things the right way.

 

"After coach Miles mainly talked about education and how important getting a degree is she loved him. She loved the fact that he talked about academics for an hour and a half and only about 20 minutes on football."

 

Does Luther's mom feel like she can trust the Tigers headman?

 

"She has a really good feel for coach Miles and she knows she can trust him," said Luther. "She is looking forward to going down there this weekend to see all of the academic facilities he told her about and just sitting down and talking to him more."

 

Tiger Rag has always told you what Luther had to say about his leader in our Tiger Wrap and without getting into the hoopla of where he is leaning to we asked him if his feelings for LSU had gotten stronger or weaker in the past couple of months.

 

"They've gotten stronger," he said. "I looked at the depth chart and LSU is really deep but I have no doubt in my mind that I can go in and compete with everyone there. It's nothing against those guys but I think I can play with them based on the competition I've gone against."

 

After his official to LSU, Luther will head to Oklahoma the following week and possibly Florida the third weekend in December.

 

He has a trip planned to Florida State in January and plans to announce his decision during the U.S. Army All-American game on Jan. 6.

 

Who will it be?

 

Will it be LSU?

 

What about Louisville?

 

Does Oklahoma, Florida State or Florida have a shot?

 

Stay tuned as Tiger Rag and Scout.com will be here to bring you the latest on the nation's 6th rated defensive end.


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