Michigan defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin likes to have a relentless and an aggressive attacking defense. He needs talented and physical linebackers to do so, which explains why one prospect high on the Wolverines’ board is Gordo (AL.) junior outside linebacker Ben Davis.
“I heard (about the offer) from Coach Tyrone Wheatley,” Davis told The Michigan Insider. “I was pumped when I got the offer. Michigan is one of the best in the country and I can’t wait to get to learn and see more about it and establish a great relationship.”
“I am very interested. I’m interested in every school that is interested in me or has offered me. I do think I’ll visit. I just don’t know when yet. I’m blessed and honored and I can’t wait to visit.”
That’s good news for the Maize & Blue, considering Davis son of the University of Alabama’s all-time tackles leader Wayne Davis. One of the main components of Michigan’s approach to this uphill battle is emphasizing the opportunity to learn from a former NFL coach in Jim Harbaugh.
“Well I really don’t know that much (about Michigan), but I do know they have a great history and tradition and they just got Coach Harbaugh,” said David. “So I know they are going to continue to be great. Definitely I would play for him because he has been to the next level and he knows what it takes to be a good team.”
The 6-4, 235-pounder sits as one of the premiere linebackers in the nation and holds offers from all over the country. Still, the four star talent is taking his time and is figuring out which schools fit his criteria.
“I have no top list and I’m interested in every team that has offered me,” he said. “I’m going to LSU this weekend and I’m not sure where else after that.”
“My main factors will be education first, then somewhere that wins. Lastly, a place that can get me to my ultimate goal, which is the NFL.”