One of the top drop back passers in Mississippi will be on hand this weekend when LSU hosts Ole Miss.<br><br>Cliff Davis (6-5, 215, 4.8) of Eupora, Miss., knows LSU already has commitments from two of the top 15 signal callers in the country, but he also knows that backup quarterbacks are only one play away from being thrust into the fire.
Davis has put together a solid senior campaign and that has coaches from LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Alabama and Tennessee keeping his phone busy.
"First off he is looking for a good education," said his father, Mack Davis. "Then he wants a chance and the opportunity to play."
Davis likes everything he sees with LSU but one thing really stood out on the campus.
"The big thing he liked over there (LSU) was the new academic center they just built," Mack said. "Don't get me wrong. He likes the coaches and everything but that (ACA) is the big thing. It is a great selling point."
Some feel that LSU already has two solid quarterbacks in Robert Lane and Matt Flynn but if Lane opts for pro baseball then the Tigers would be in good shape with Davis and Flynn. However, if Lane does decide to fulfill his commitment to LSU then there will be some heated quarterback derbies at the LSU practice fields for years to come.
"I don't think the competition would bother him," Mack said. "It would make him a better quarterback and a better person. As a matter of fact, I think he needs it."
Sonny's View: Mack Davis said his son is wide open at this point but he does like LSU. The family stayed in Baton Rouge over the summer for an unofficial visit and it would not be too long of a trip for the Davis family to watch Cliff play. He is a student of the game with a lot of potential in the right college system.