2017 CB John Davis (Student Sports)

Breaking Down Texas Tech Signee John Davis

Scout and RaiderPower.com take a closer look at Texas Tech signee John Davis, the No. 11 cornerback in the state of Texas' senior class.

http://www.scout.com/player/203544-john-davis/news?year=2016&s=73

Signing Day Spotlight

John Davis, Cornerback, Euless (Texas) Trinity

Size: 6-1, 170

Recruiting: Davis committed Aug. 1 to Texas Tech and has stayed since with the Red Raiders. Houston made a push for him, but Texas Tech held on to Davis, who also had offers from Kansas State, Minnesota, Utah, and several other schools.

Rankings: Scout ranks Davis as the No. 11 cornerback in the Lone Star State and the No. 88 corner nationally for the 2017 recruiting class.

Senior highlights

Evaluation notes

John Davis is a tall, long cornerback prospect who projects to the FBS level and potentially the Power Five conference level. Davis possesses a great frame for the cornerback position as a tall, wiry player who has ample space and length to add bulk as he develops.

Davis excels at locating the ball and is regularly in the vicinity of a play being made. He's an athletic player who has more than simply straight-line speed, though he does indeed possess verified 40 speed in the 4.5's. He's a leaper (38-inch vertical) who can make plays on the ball in the red zone.

An intelligent player, Davis is adequate laterally but can improve his fluidity and flexibility, something common for taller corners. He drives on the ball well and flashes above average closing speed.

Overall, Davis is an intriguing prospect thanks to his frame potential and raw physical abilities. He could be a high-ceiling cornerback prospect at the college level. -- Gabe Brooks

Strengths
  • Burst out of breaks
  • Closing speed
  • Coverage awareness
  • Frame

Areas to Improve
  • Ball skills
  • Hip flexibility/fluidity


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