There is a lot of football talent on the West Monroe football team. Two of the best are defensive tackle and defensive end Luther Davis (6-4, 255-pounds) and Will Blackwell . Both have been receiving interest from Notre Dame, and Davis is look to make a trip to South Bend.
"I was just talking to Will Blackwell about Notre Dame. We're trying to schedule a visit up there," Davis said. "We're both going to Florida State's spring game this weekend. We've talked about going to the same school.
"I'm definitely looking at the perfect fit for me. So is he. Almost every school that has offered me has offered him. I'm to the point, me and Will, where we have a lot of schools that we're interested in. My top five could be anybody.
"I'm all about winning and becoming a better player," Davis continued. "I feel like Will is definitely going to make me a better player with the competition and the mind frame we have toward each other. He's trying to be better than me and I'm trying even harder to be better than him."
The competition and drive to be a better player extends to many hours of work off the football field for Davis.
"Recently I watched a lot of film from last year," Davis explained. "Every time I watch film, I think about what can make me a better player. I think of new ways that I can get to the quarterback quicker.
"My dad set up a dumbie, so I'll go outside and work on my hand movements. I work on my ‘get-off'. I believe quickness is a major deal at the next level. Really there is a whole to work on.
"I like to watch film on teams that like to pull their guards and tackles getting up the field, or going down the line and making plays," Davis said. "I think maturing as a player and a person will help me a lot going into next season."
Davis' extra work in the backyard is paying off as he has made a strong impression on a number of the top schools in the country.
"They say I seem like a type of player that they can get up the field in a hurry," Davis said of the comments he receives from college coaches. "They're mostly complementing me on my pass rushing ability. At the level that I'm at now, I might be as good as some of the players that they have on their rosters right now. A lot of them are saying the same thing. A lot of them have asked if I'd mind moving inside and playing tackle.
"If I can fit into the scheme as a defensive tackle and I can be helpful, that would be all right. It would be different but I could adjust. I wouldn't have a problem with adjusting. This past year I played two games at defensive tackle due to injury. I had three sacks in one game and a sack and a half in the other. So I don't think it would be that big of a problems.
"I basically want to find the school that's the perfect fit. I'm not saying I have to play the second I walk onto the campus," Davis added.
Luther recently reported his top five schools as LSU, Texas A&M, Florida State, Florida and Ole Miss.
As a junior, Luther finished the season with 74 tackles, 6 sacks, 10 quarterback hurries.