A pair of Tigers in a fight

The next few weeks will be very busy for the top receiver prospect in Louisiana in Craig Davis (6-3, 195, 4.4) of New Orleans-O.Perry Walker. The highly touted wideout will make four of his official visits in a 14-day span before wrapping things up with a trip to Miami, Fla.

That seems like a lot to take in over such a short period but he had a good reason for not focusing on recruiting for a while.

"I'm taking four visits in two weeks," Davis told Tiger Rag. "I'm going to Florida and Tennessee during the week and LSU and Auburn on the weekend. During early December and mid December, we were still playing and coach Wilson (Frank) did not want any distractions. So, I've got to get them in now."

Two teams are in the lead for Davis' signature and one of them came out of nowhere to jump to the front of the pack.

"I am leaning towards LSU and Auburn," he said. "At LSU, the program is on the uprise and I could play early. And, it would good for me to stay close to home where everybody could come out and see me. I know at each game I would have at least 40 to 50 people come watch me.

"I have a good shot at playing early at Auburn too. Both have good atmospheres, good facilities and basically everything."

One thing LSU potentially has that Auburn can't offer is an outstanding group of quarterbacks coming in for 2003. The Bayou Bengals already have commitments from two of the top 16 signal callers in the country in Robert Lane and Matt Flynn, and JaMarcus Russell has LSU in his top three. That could be a sign that the offense of the future will resemble the one that set school record after school record in 2001.

"If they are getting all of those good quarterbacks then they don't plan on featuring the running back too much," Davis said. "I suppose they will want to feature the wide receivers to go along with all of those quarterbacks."

Miami was considered the team to beat through much of the recruiting process but the closer Davis gets to signing day the more he realizes how far Miami is from New Orleans.

"I still have a visit set up with them but I'm still leaning to LSU and Auburn," said Davis.

It looks like another battle of the Tigers.

Sonny's View: Davis had a super senior season with 79 catches for more than 1,100 yards and 16 scores. I think when all is said and done, he will be a Tiger. An LSU Tiger, that is.

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