2012 QB Matt Davis Can Do It All

Klein Forest quarterback Matt Davis burst onto the scene last year with his playmaking ability against some of the best talent the state of Texas has to offer. As a sophomore, the 6-foot-2, 195-pounder developed into a premier dual-threat prospect in one of the toughest districts in the Houston area. Davis has caught the eye of many college recruiters including Texas A&M.

Klein Forest quarterback Matt Davis burst onto the scene last year with his playmaking ability against some of the best talent the state of Texas has to offer. As a sophomore, the 6-foot-2, 195-pounder developed into a premier dual-threat prospect in one of the toughest districts in the Houston area. In 2009, Davis led the Eagles to the playoffs as a first year starter. Despite losing to the Woodlands in the first round, Davis caught the eye of many college recruiters. One of those schools was Texas A&M. The 2012 athlete picked up an early verbal offer from Coach Sherman and has sincere interest in playing for the Aggies.

When asked if A&M is a school he would be interested in playing at, Davis responded with, "Yes sir, definitely." He continued to say that "Texas A&M is a great school. It seems more of a family school with a different environment than most colleges. The people there are nice and like I told the coaches when I was there for the spring game, it's got a homey feeling. It's a real happy place to be. That's one of the things I am looking for when choosing a school because if I am going to be away from home for 4 years, I need a place that is going to be a second home for me."

Davis has ties to A&M through some close family friends. In fact, one of his best friends is extremely close with the leader of the Aggie offense, Jerrod Johnson.

"I've talked to Jerrod a few times and he's given me some good advice about the recruiting process. Jerrod wasn't necessarily talking to me about Texas A&M because he told me that was a decision that I would have to make for myself. It was more about taking advantage and being grateful for the opportunities that I have. He was telling me to enjoy it and make the most of it. He told me he would love for me to go to Texas A&M but if that necessarily wasn't the place for me than he wouldn't be upset. He wants me to make the right choice for me."

In today's competitive world of recruiting, rarely do you find quarterbacks of Jerrod's stature giving that type of guidance to a young and talented prospect like Davis.

"That was great to hear especially from a guy that could very well be a Heisman finalist next year. Just having the opportunity to talk with him was amazing, but then he told me I could call him whenever I wanted if I needed more advice. It's a blessing to know somebody of his caliber who I can call on like that."

Matt had the opportunity to speak with Mike Sherman one-one-one at the Maroon and White game in April.

"We talked about the football program of course, but we also talked about the benefits of going to Texas A&M. Just knowing that if you get a degree from Texas A&M, you're going to be set and you're going to be successful in life. They have great academics there with a great football program with history on top of that. Also, he coached Brett Favre in the NFL and puts guys in the league. There isn't much more you can ask from that standpoint. He told me how I would fit in their offense, about how the team is looking this year, and their playing style. I'll be up there next season to catch a few games."

Davis thrived in the Klein Forest spread offense last year completing close to 60 percent of his throws. The dual-threat athlete can beat you with his arm or burn you on the ground with his 4.4 speed. The sophomore passed for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns in the air added another 1,400 yards rushing with 22 touchdowns on the ground in 2009. Matt ponders over what type of offense he wants to play in at the next level.

"That's one of those things I think about a lot," said Davis when asked what type of offense he looking to play under in college. "In general, any college that I go to I want them to have a great offense. I want them to put up big numbers and be exciting to watch. I feel as of right now that my ability to make plays with my legs and my arms best coincides with the spread offense. But as a quarterback, I feel as my arm progresses, I can also play in a pro-style offense too. I would like to play somewhere that utilizes both offenses. I also feel that if I went to a pro-style offense that I'll still be able to make plays with my feet so playing in a pro-style or spread is not that big of a deal for me. It's more about the college at hand."

While Davis states he doesn't prefer one style of offense over another, he understands that the pro-style offense might take him farther in his career.

"That's one of the benefits of playing in a pro-style offense. That's another thing I think about a lot is that if I want to get to the next level after college, that's why they call it a pro-style, it's what they run in the NFL. That could help me down the road and keep me from going through the same thing [Tim]Tebow went through."

Matt's 7-on-7 schedule interferes with the two A&M camps so he will not be attending any of them this summer. Next weekend is open for the Klein Forest gunslinger. He intends to make a trip up to Lubbock for the Red Raider camp.

"I'm actually going down to Lubbock next week," said Davis. "They have a camp going on and I'm really interested to see how their offense looks now that Tuberville is there. I don't know how much he is going to change the offense because of the players they have right now. I think he is definitely going to implement other things and perfect what they have. I think it's going to be a great thing for him at Tech."

Matt already holds verbal offers from Alabama, Texas Tech, TCU, Iowa State and Tulsa. Davis is excited about all of the offers but he is still hoping to grab a couple of out of state scholarships to further validate his abilities.

"As a football player, because I live in Texas, if I were to get an offer from a school like Florida or USC, that would mean a lot to me. Florida and USC don't have to recruit out of their respected states. Just like Texas and A&M doesn't have recruit out of their state. So, if I were to get an offer from either one of those schools that would mean something to me."

Matt is a student of the game and has high expectations for himself and his future.

"My attitude is like this: I want to be the best. I don't want people to say ‘Man, he is like Vince Young', I want people to say ‘That guy is like Matt Davis', that's the type of player I want to be. I want to take all the best attributes from all the best quarterbacks and implement that into my game."

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