Christian Davis SMU Signing Day Profile

Scott breaks down SMU signee Christian Davis in his National Signing Day Profile.

Christian Davis Signing Day Video

SENIOR YEAR STATS: 61 tackles, 2 TFLs, 8 pass breakups and 3 INTs
COMMITTED TO SMU OVER: Northwestern, Navy, Tulsa, Rice and North Texas
AUDIBLE: “The plan these coaches have planned for us is great,” Davis explained. “I really believe in what they have for us, and we just need to get up there with a great mindset to be ready to turn things around.” 

How Christian Davis fits

Davis has the ability to play both on the inside and outside because of his tackling skills and aggressive nature.  His athleticism will also allow him to see playing time early, and he fits well into Van Malone’s defense. 

What Christian Davis brings

From Davis’ first play on his tape, you can see what type of athlete the Mustangs are getting. The Waco Midway product has great leaping ability and body control, which allows him to make a ton of plays on the ball. His solid footwork also allows him to stay with receivers whether they stay short or go long.  

Against the short pass, I love Davis’ overall aggression when flying up to the ball.  He reacts quickly and he does a nice job of wrapping up. Davis also has fluid hips which helps him transition from back pedal to full-out running in the open field.

What to Expect Freshman Year

Once again, defensive back is a position the Mustangs needed help, so Davis will have every opportunity to see early playing time.  It’s not easy being a freshman in a college secondary, so there will likely be growing pains has he learns how to face stronger and more skilled receivers.  But has he gains confidence, the Waco native should settle in to whatever role he find himself in this season.  

Career Expectations for Christian Davis

Davis has the potential to contribute early for the Mustangs because of how thin SMU is at his position, but even once he’s an upperclassman, Davis should continue to see a good amount of playing time because of his ability to make plays on the ball.  The Midway product has good overall skills, and as he gets stronger, he’ll continue to match up even better against receivers.   

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