GPTV: 2016 LB Ben Davis

GPTV: Gordo (AL) High School class of 2016 linebacker Ben Davis talks one-on-one with Scout.com's Steve Robertson, February 19, 2015.


  • Name: Ben Davis
  • Classification: 2016
  • High School: Gordo (AL) High School
  • Position: Linebacker
  • HT: WT: 6-foot-4, 233
  • Scout.com Ranking: 4-Star
  • Schools of Interest: Numerous schools throughout the nation

  • Ben, let's talk a little bit about recruiting. Did you ever expect to have this many offers this early in the process?
    "No sir. At first it just started small then over time it got bigger. I went to some camps and it just got bigger and bigger."

    Your father played at the University of Alabama and Gordo, Alabama, in some respects, is considered Auburn-friendly. What has that dynamic being like for you being a son of a former Alabama player but having to choose between Alabama and Auburn and several other schools?
    "It is really fun. Alabama and Auburn and the Iron Bowl. To go to the games, see the atmosphere, see a lot of people, all the fans, it's really fun. "

    Most of the schools in the SEC have offered you. When you think about your your decision-making process what are you looking for in a college experience?
    "I want to get my education and go somewhere that I can fit in with the players and coaches and where they have good relationships. And which school can ultimately get me to the NFL."

    You are a guy who has a lot of athleticism and can play a number of positions but you mentioned to me earlier that you kind of like playing the inside linebacker position. What is it that you like about that position?
    "I like inside because I can go left or right, sideline to sideline. And I can see the ball better. But I like outside, too, because I can help my team wherever they need me."

    I know a lot of guys in your position are going to make their decision prior to their senior year so they can get that settled, then others will allow the process to go on and make a decision closer to signing day. Have you given any thought to what your timeframe will be?
    "I am probably going to wait until the Under Armour game and decide or I may wait until National Signing Day. I'm not sure yet."


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  • Louisville High School LB Jordan Anderson, January 22, 2015
  • Louisville High School DE/TE Tripp Brown, January 22, 2015
  • Louisville High School DB Isaiah Latham, January 22, 2015
  • Louisville High School K/P Corey McCullough, January 22, 2015
  • Louisville High School LB/DL Charles Moore, January 22, 2015
  • Philadelphia High School DB Johnathon Edwards, January 22, 2015
  • Philadelphia High School OL Greg Eiland, January 22, 2015
  • Madison-Ridgeland Academy QB Hayden Davis, January 16, 2015
  • Holmes County Central High School OL Darius Redmond, January 13, 2015
  • Holmes County Central High School DE Damion Dickens, January 13, 2015
  • Holmes County Community College LB Traver Jung, January 13, 2015
  • Aberdeen High School DB Jerrick Orr, January 12, 2015
  • Meridian High School DB Zaire Jones, January 9, 2015
  • Meridian High School DB Quincy Lenton, January 9, 2015
  • Grenada High School DB C.J. Avery, January 8, 2015
  • Grenada High School RB Davarius Bridges, January 8, 2015
  • Grenada High School TE Tyrus Black, January 8, 2015
  • Calhoun City High School RB Brieton Sykes, January 8, 2015
  • Noxubee County High School DE Jeffery Simmons, January 6, 2015
  • Ripley High School OL Michael Story, January 5, 2015
  • Starkville High School DE/LB Lorenzo Dantzler, January 5, 2015
  • Starkville High School TE Parker Lemm, January 5, 2015
  • Starkville High School DL Maleke Bell, January 5, 2015
  • Starkville High School DE Kobe Jones, January 5, 2015
  • Starkville High School WR A.J. Brown, January 5, 2015
  • Columbus High School RB Kylin Hill, December 19, 2014
  • West Point High School OT Scott Lashley, December 18, 2014


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