Davis' Switch Pays Off

The last time we spoke with Oklahoma State defensive end commitment Eric Davis was shortly after he de-committed from Texas A&M and made his new pledge to Oklahoma State. That was also about the same time that Davis moved from defensive end for Tyler John Tyler inside to defensive tackle.

"I'm still playing inside," said Davis. "I've learned to play just a little bit lower. You have to because it is a different game inside than it is out at defensive end."

The Lions were 0-3 in their first three games of the season, but since Davis moved inside to defensive tackle they have won nine games in a row, including a 42-39 win last Friday over Highland Park. I mentioned to Davis that the Highland Park quarterback Brady Burgin is the son of one of my best friends and what a small world it is.

"He is a really good quarterback," said Davis. "We knew that going in and he makes a lot of plays. I was trying to be a good factor by applying pressure, try my best to get good pressure on him. I don't know if it did any good. He played really good against us. I don't think he missed a play all night and he was able to do really well against our defense. We were fortunate that our offense played well. We are a good team and we are playing really good right now."

Davis said he is fired up for the Texas Class 4A quarterfinal on Friday night when John Tyler plays Sherman at SMU and Ford Stadium.

"I know we will start watching them on Monday and see what it is they do and what it is we have to do to stop them," said Davis. "It will be a big game. I can't wait to play."

Asked about visiting Oklahoma State, Davis said he wasn't sure, but knows when he will be in Stillwater next.

"I will be there on Saturday for the OU game," he said. "I can't wait. That will be a big game. I've watched nearly every one of their games and they are playing really good. That number 50 is a really good defensive end. He is making a lot of plays. Number 99 is also really good. Those two are good players." Speaking of defensive end, the 6-foot-3, 235-pound Davis said he is looking forward to being back out at defensive end.

"Yes sir, that is something I am waiting on."

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