More On Davis' Switch To Pokes

Speaking with Eric Davis this evening the young man sounded like someone that had an eventful day, but also sounded like someone that had a weight lifted off his shoulders.

Davis has been committed since the spring to Texas A&M and he really liked the Aggies, but when it came down to it he also liked Oklahoma State and the 4-3 defensive front that veteran coordinator Bill Young employs in Stillwater is more comfortable to Davis than the 3-4 defense being used in College Station.

"That's a big part of it," said Davis. "I can just see myself in that defense because that is what we play here at (Tyler) John Tyler. I've played strongside end, but now I've made a sacrifice for the team and my new position is defensive tackle."

At 6-foot-3, 240 pounds Davis is a little light for defensive tackle in college and will easily make the transition back.

"It is something that I need to do to help my team," he said as he added that John Tyler is off to an 0-3 start, but getting things together as district play begins this week. Marshall is next up for the John Tyler Lions.

As for today, Davis admitted that his first call this morning wasn't easy as he called Texas A&M to tell them of his change of mind and heart.

"No sir, not at all," said Davis of that call being easy to make. "Then I called Coach Gundy and he was ecstatic to here that I wanted to be a Cowboy. He said he was really glad for me. I could tell he was pretty excited."

Davis, who said he had around 60 tackles last season with 12.5 sacks and three interceptions, is a major playmaker on the defensive side of the ball. He was highly regarded by a number of recruiting sources and a number of schools. Oklahoma State and Texas A&M were the first to offer, but LSU, TCU and Texas Tech were among others that were close to moving when Davis made his original commitment.

"I have been up to Oklahoma State and I love everything about it," he said. "I like the stadium and all the new facilities. They have a great weight room, locker room, academics and it is all amazing."

He also said he knows former Cowboys running back and now San Francisco 49ers running back and former John Tyler standout Kendall Hunter. Davis said he hopes to be at an Oklahoma State game soon, but first things first as there is business to take care of with the Lions' season.

Davis is the Cowboys 13th known commitment and his pledge is the third by a high school defensive end.

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