Godby Star CB T.J. Davis Checks Out the Bulls

T.J. Davis, cornerback from Tallahassee-Godby, Fla., is one of the top defensive players in the Sunshine State. He holds more than twenty scholarship offers and has been busy attending junior days including one to USF this past weekend.

Godby's T.J. Davis, a 6-foot, 175-pound corner from Tallahassee has become a hot 2012 prospect with some big time college offers. The 3-star cornerback has been busy checking out different colleges' Junior Days and after seeing Florida State and Auburn he checked out two in-state programs, including USF and Miami for their Junior Days this past weekend.

"We had a real good visit down at USF" said Davis. "We took a tour of the campus, saw the facilities, went over the academics and went to a basketball game. At the basketball game they congratulated the football players for a winning season and beating Clemson in the bowl game,and that was cool."

"The facilities were nice and they showed us all the upgrades they're doing," said Davis. "They have real nice new practice fields and said they're redoing the locker rooms and extending the weight room a little bit. It all looked nice."

Davis also got the opportunity to talk more with the Bulls coaching staff and also with some of the USF players.

"I got to talk with the coaching staff and I talked a lot with DB Coach Rick Smith, he said I'm a great athlete and he needs more guys like me" said Davis. "Coach Smith seems like a real nice guy, a good coach and he's got a lot of defensive backs in the NFL."

"I got to meet some of the players and I met three or four of the DBs" said Davis. "They all seemed real cool and seemed like they were home. They all seemed real happy and said if they had to do it all over again, they would choose USF."

Davis came in with his coach Brian Williams, his defensive coordinator and teammates Laith Harlow, a 6'4, 245 pound tight end, 6'0 170 pound quarterback Dennis Andrews, and 6'0, 180 pound RB Khalid Thomas.

"It was a real good overall visit and I rate it pretty high. My teammates liked it too," said Davis. "We all picked South Florida as one of the schools we wanted to visit the past weekend, so we already had interest."

After a good a visit with USF on Saturday, Davis and his group traveled down south to see Miami for their Junior Day.

"The visit to Miami was great" said Davis. "It was a nice city and the facilities were real nice."

As a junior the 6'0,174 pound prospect finished with 2 interceptions and 7 passes defended to go with his 25 tackles and 1 forced fumble and says what makes him a good cornerback.

"I've got good vision and good speed, my fastest 40-time was a 4.38," said Davis. "I can cover, flip my hips and change direction. I can do man-to-man coverage, play bump-and-run and can stay with any receiver."

Programs have taken notice of the Godby standout as he claims 20-21 offers right now from several top programs including Alabama, LSU, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Florida, FSU and USF to name just a few. With an impressive list of offers, Davis said he isn't ready to name a favorite.

"No, I don't have any leaders right now, I'm just checking out my options and trying to see which one is the best fit for me" said Davis. "I'll probably start narrowing things down towards September and then choose where I'll take my official visits."

Davis does know the main factors he's looking at in programs to make his decision.

"I'm looking at how the coaching staff is and how the coaches treat the players" said Davis. I'm looking for a family feel and the whole environment, not just about the football program."

The Tallahassee prospect says he plans on being busy visiting colleges over the next couple of weeks.

"I am going to Alabama for their Junior Day this weekend" said Davis. "Then I'm going to try and make it to LSU."

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