Texas Running Back Talks Missouri

Missouri's football staff continues to assert itself in the talent-gored state of Texas. One of the most promising Lonestar State players the Tigers are chasing this year is running back Knile Davis of Missouri City, Tex.


"I got an offer from them about a month ago. They talked to my head coach and then I talked to them and they said they were offering me and they wanted me to get down there for a visit," said Davis, who holds 10 offers and lots of interest from major programs despite missing most of his junior year.

Davis, a 5-foot-10, 210-pound junior, played only three games last year, rushing for 430 yards and missing the rest of the season with a broke collarbone from which he's completely healed. After sending out tape to programs all over the country, he now holds offers from MU, Oklahoma, Houston, Mississippi State, TCU and Texas A&M, among others. He also has interest from Texas, LSu and more, and will visit LSU next month.

He's already been to Houston, Texas A&M and TCU on visits, Will he make it to Missouri?

"I'm planning to. It'll probably be this summer, for a camp," he said. "I followed them last year and they have a pretty good team. They had that little running back … I like [MU's offense]. I think I would fit into it. It's a lot like the one we run at my high school."

Davis has excellent speed for his size, running the 40 in the 4.4 second range, but considers himself a combination of speed and power.

"My biggest strength is getting to the sidelines," he said, "but I can go up the middle, now."

"He is really tough mentally, you know, sticking him out there in those positions in track, you have to be mentally tough. He has a great forward body lean when he runs, and he just punishes others, he doesn't take the punishment. I think he tweaked his shoulder last year but when you look at when he did it, it was because he was delivering the blow. Defenders don't get shots at his legs very often, and he's also got a little jelly to him. He has great hands coming out of the backfield, and he is a real character guy. He is division one all the way," Marshall High's coach recently told Scout.com.

Davis has no idea when he'll make a commitment. In terms of what he's looking for in a college, he said, "First off, my major [accounting]. And then how well I get along with everybody. That's really it."

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