Michigan Commit Picks Up LSU Offer

LSU jumped into the ring for Prattville (Ala.) RB Kingston Davis yesterday. The talented youngster responded by affirming his pledge to Michigan, but will he take visits?

When Michigan landed a commitment from Kingston Davis last month most recruiting followers knew that didn’t necessarily spell the end of interest from other schools.  Yesterday the LSU Tigers proved that prediction true.

“They told (my coach) that they wanted to offer me,” said Davis. “(The offer is for) tailback/athlete. Running back… (maybe) slot receiver.”

Davis admits the offer from the SEC power was definitely exciting, but it wasn’t exciting enough to change his mind about his future.

“I still stand strong with the Michigan commitment right now,” he said.

That, however, isn't likely to deter LSU or any other schools courting him from continuing their pursuit.  The three-star running back reported ongoing interest from Alabama, Florida, and Florida State and said he feels those programs are “on the verge of offering.” While he insists he is not looking around for another collegiate destination, he hasn’t completely closed the door to his other suitors.

“I’m considering visiting schools and watching a couple of games during the season,” the Prattville high star said.  “I talked (to Michigan assistant Tyrone Wheatley) about it.  He said to just let him know. We communicate.”

“I think I plan to in the next month or so to go back up (to Michigan).  I’m actually (also) going to go visit my friend Jeff that stays in Ohio.  We’re really good friends. We grew up together in Germany.”

In the meantime the tailback known for his thunderous running style plans to continue working hard to add more lighting to it.

“I’ve been doing speed work every day,” said Davis.  “The last time I timed myself it was a 4.5. I was 228 (pounds) the last time I checked.  I’m going to shed about eight more pounds and get down around 220.”

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