Texas Tech offer John Davis is the coaching staff's top target at perhaps their top position of need left in the Class of 2017. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound corner out of Euless Trinity earned an offer after showing out at the Texas Tech satellite camp held at his school, and the prospect recently named the university in his top three on Twitter.
Davis discussed his experience competing at the satellite camp.
"It was great. The coaches welcomed me, even though the camp was at my school. They were very welcoming. I love them. They were pushing me all day, they're a great staff. Great. I like the way they teach their technique at corner. I liked the way that we did the four stations at the beginning so they could see our endurance and how well we can compete."
The Dallas-Fort Worth area defender spoke about his thoughts on Texas Tech shortly after the camp.
"I think they're a good program. The head coach is a great guy. That was my first time actually talking to coach Scott, and he made a good impression. Coach Dewhurst and the other coaches as well."
Texas Tech defensive coordinator David Gibbs paid close attention to Davis as he observed drills and one-on-ones.
"He's a great coach. I like coaches that pay attention to detail and will find the little things are wrong and fix them instead of just the big things."
This was the second time Tech camped at Trinity, and the prospect - who also competed at last year's Tech camp - talked about how important his high school is to him.
"It means a lot to me, because we're so unified at Trinity. Not just the football program, just as a whole, everybody in the school is unified, it's great. We're also so diverse, you know, there are so many different cultures at our school, and it just means a lot to get to know everybody. Everybody was welcoming when I first got to Trinity my sophomore year. It was great that everybody got to know me. I learned a lot from them. The Haka is pretty fun to do, also."
Davis was interviewed shortly after the camp and was high on Tech even at that point.
"I told coach Scott that they'll definitely be top three, top two, up in that area. They'll definitely be high on my list. Kansas State and Utah are really up there for me, too. I like schools that keep in touch with me, and they're the schools that keep in touch with me the most. Tech hasn't even offered me and they keep in touch with me more than schools I have offers from."
With a top three set, he's operating on a fairly short timeline.
"I want to play my season committed to a school. Say I get injured, or something happened, to where I can't play the season. I want to have that foundation to where I know the school will honor it."
Davis discussed another reason for wanting to wrap up his recruitment early.
"[Being recruited] is actually very stressful. It's funny because before I had any college offers, I wanted this. But now I'm just ready to get this over with and waiting to see what college will take me."
There's one sticking point with Davis - visiting a school before he commits to it.
"I really don't want to commit to a school that I haven't visited yet. I want to meet everybody there, get a good feel for the campus."
Davis and 2018 Scout 300 defensive back teammate Cameron Jones will be taking an unofficial visit to Tech later this month.
"I really do plan on taking a visit there soon. I've been to a track meet there, but I've never just been up there to experience it. I saw the stadium, I was just like, 'wow'. I liked the stadium a lot."
Texas Tech is the only Power Five program to offer both prospects. Jones mentioned in another article wanting to play with Davis in college, and having a similar timeline for a commitment.
John Davis holds offers from Kansas State, Texas Tech, Utah, Nevada, Utah State, UTSA, and others. He reports interest from TCU.null