Nebraska RS Frosh Carlos Davis Heads Into 2016 Being Relied Upon

A look at Nebraska defensive tackle Carlos Davis' possible impact in 2016.

Position: DT

Height/Weight: 6-foot-2/295-pounds

High School: Blue Spring high school (Missouri)

Year: Redshirt freshman

2015 recap:

After making the travel squad multiple times, Nebraska decided to redshirt Davis, who worked both as a defensive tackle and defensive end his first year in Lincoln.

Davis focused on gaining weight, adding nearly 30 pounds in a course of a year.

2016 preview:

Maliek Collins - gone. Vincent Valentine - gone. Kevin Williams - gone. Greg McMullen - gone. In a matter of a few short weeks, Carlos Davis went from a guy who was showing tons of potential and could hopefully contribute in 2016, to being relied upon in the two-deep. 

“As far as ability and what looks good out on the horizon, it's all good stuff,” said head coach Mike Riley when talking about the twins. “That's all a nice picture right there. … Frankly, we need them to either start or compete to start. And they're capable of that."

Violent and active, Davis shows explosion and power often. He made a habit of being in the backfield during the spring, but will need to show consistency according to head coach Mike Riley. That consistency will be the biggest factor in Davis' reps. 

Maurice waited his turn and took advantage of his reps in 2015, finishing the year on a strong note. We expect the same thing from both Davis twins.

How he ended up in Lincoln:

Davis had offers from Arizona State, Oregon, TCU, Kansas, Kansas State, and Missouri. While he flirted with the Tigers late in the process after the firing of Bo Pelini and staff, Carlos never took an official visit to another school but Nebraska.

"Being in Lincoln is the best,” said Davis. “The town and atmosphere of the program was always incredible. That's the best part of the program, and how much support they have. We just built a large comfort level with everything about it. A game day at Nebraska and walking through the tunnel, and the environment always stood out to me."

Davis was a four-star prospect and the nation’s No. 19 defensive tackle in the country – checking in as the No. 201 overall player in the country.

Davis finished with 64 tackles, 33 tackles for loss, 18 sacks, and 21 quarterback hurries his senior year, winning the Missouri Coaches Association the Class 6 Defensive Player of the Year in 2014.

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