Nebraska fans are excited about Carlos Davis and Khalil Davis being part of the 2015 class. The twin brothers are a defensive line tandem for Blue Springs (Mo.) that committed on Junior Day in Lincoln. They missed the spring game so the next pair of dates would be Big Red Weekend that they could visit.
"Unfortunately we are not going to be able to make either of the two Big Red Weekends," Carlos and Khalil Tracy Davis said. "We are going to get to Nebraska again this summer, but we don't have any date set."
The Davis family is headed to one of the biggest track meets in the country the first weekend in June. The weekend after that the twins will be headed into the classroom to take their ACT.
"June 3rd through the 8th we are actually going to be in Albuquerque (N.M.) for a track meet for Carlos and Khalil. It's the Great Southwest Track meet. The following weekend, the 14th, we are taking the ACT."
And that's just through mid-June. There are many more miles to travel and plenty more days that will be spent on the road in the weeks that follow.
"The summer is going to be busy. At the end of June the boys will be taking a mission trip to Jamaica to go there to build a house. The following week we are going to Junior Nationals in Eugene (Ore.)."
To get the opportunity to participate in these track meets means that you have to be pretty good at what you do. Khalil and Carlos aren't just good, but they are nationally two of the best when it comes to what they do.
"Khalil has the top discus throw in the nation among all of the juniors. His best this season is 198.5-feet. He is ranked fifth in the nation and is the No. 1 junior. I believe Carlos is the No. 2 junior in the nation with a throw of 187.8-feet."
Those distances are good enough to consider doing D-I track. Throwing discus in college is definitely on the minds of Carlos, Khalil and their family. It's come up with the Nebraska coaching staff and there might be an opportunity to play both, but there isn't a great roadmap to greatness doing both.
"We have asked Nebraska about doing both both sports," Mrs. Davis said. "There isn't a commitment yet from the staff. We were told that it would be very tough to do both sports and be great at both.
"Nebraska has said that they can definitely try it. They would like to see if they can do both sports. Some schools recruiting them have promised they'd do both, but that's what they promise and how quickly will that change?"