Davis close to first offer

Nebraska dipped into Omaha (Nebr.) North back in 2006 to get Niles Paul a U.S. Army and a Parade All-American. This year, Nebraska is looking at offensive lineman, James Davis. Davis spent some time last week in Lincoln with Nebraska at camp and came away pleased with his performance and could potentially land an offer from Nebraska.

Nebraska hosted a lot of good lineman in the camps two weeks ago. One of the lineman that got recognized from some other players as one of the best was James Davis from Omaha (Nebr.) North.

"Camp at Lincoln went real well," Davis said. "I just concentrated on playing offense. It was what I wanted to and most likely I am going to play either guard or center in college."

Davis is a 6-foot-3 and 300-pound lineman for North that plays both ways in high school. At the camp, Davis got a lot of praise from the Nebraska position coach about his technique.

"Basically, it was my one on ones. I did really well on the drills too, but Coach Barney Cotton kept telling me how much they liked me down there after the passing drills.

"He kept telling me that I did really well, that I locked out well and that I was low. I did a lot of guard there in Lincoln, right guard actually while I was there."

What Davis does well is what Nebraska needs. Davis feels that he could play guard or center in college and that his pass protection and feet are his two best qualities.

"I think that my strength is pass protection. I think that my footwork helps me out. I know that my footwork helps me too when we run the ball. I want to work on just finishing the play."

Davis is looking for that first offer and it might not be too far away. Nebraska wanted to sit down and talk about it and Iowa State is going to get a visit from him next month.

"I haven't picked up any offer. Nebraska said that they were really, really close. They just said that they were going to meet with the other coaches and tell me what I need to do.

"I think that Iowa State is close. I am going down there in July. They are showing me a lot of interest too. I could pick up an offer there too when I visit."

Davis is getting a lot of mail from those two schools plus a couple of others on a consistent basis. "I am getting a lot of mail from Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa State and North Dakota. Those are the schools that would show me the most interest."

While an Iowa State offer would go a long way, the offer that would really be one that Davis is looking for would be from Nebraska. Davis is born and raised in Nebraska.

"It would mean a lot to get the Nebraska offer. They are right there on my list. I was born and raised in Nebraska all my life."

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