Nike Camp Report: Alan Davis

<B>Alan Davis</B> took his rising stock to the Forty Acres for an unofficial Saturday. The Horns are targeting the Colleyville Heritage prospect as a defensive end, as are many others schools, but just as many, if not more, have their eyes set on landing the 6-3, 240-pound specimen for the purpose of playing him at tight end.

Running a 4.75/4.8 forty, not to mention a swift 4.4 clocking in the shuttle, shows the kid's got wheels. Look no further than to the Nike Camp standout's 31-inch vertical and you can begin to draw a picture of the kind of athleticism the Texas prep possesses. And at 240 pounds, it's impressive, to say the least.

We'd be remiss, however, if we didn't hit on Davis' strength. After bench-pressing 185 pounds 22 times, the upper-body strength is apparent, but what about his squat?

"I can squat 520 pounds and (power) clean 240," Davis said.

Missing in all of this is the kid's phenomenal dedication to getting bigger, stronger, faster and better on the football field. He's got the blue-collar ethic coaches love to see, the discipline, the idea that improving is the only way to get to the next level and the level after that...Kid's got it all.

During the 2002 season, Davis played on the defensive side of the ball only, but expect that to change as he'll play both ways (DE/DT and TE) in his final season as a prep.

On defense, he registered 45 tackles (18 solo stops), 6 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, 10 quarterback pressures, 2 forced fumbles, 2 tipped passes and forced an INT, primarily at DT where he was asked to play out of position. And moving to the inside to battle the big and heavy centers/guards reflects the kid's team-first attitude as he did what he was asked and did it well. But make no mistake, the kid will be a DE or TE on the next level, not a DT.

Lest we forget to mention, the kid racked up those impressive stats as a part-timer.


Yes sir, Davis had to split time with ('03) Nebraska commit J.B. Phillips. His potential and production as a junior, though, suggests he'll flat out blow up (stat-wise) in his senior season.

Scholarship Offers: LSU.

The kid'll get several more before it's all said and done, he's that good.

Schools showing an interest in the Colleyville Heritage product: Arizona State, Auburn, Iowa, Iowa State, LSU, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Texas (although he left Austin this weekend without an offer, the UT coaches want to see more of him in early June at Mack Brown's football camp) and Texas Tech, to name a few.

Coaches recruiting the standout more so than any other: Texas' Hardee McCrary (DEs) and Bruce Chambers (TEs), Auburn's Greg Knox and Terry Price, LSU's Stacy Searles and Travis Jones, Nebraska's Turner Gill, Baylor's Larry Hoefer, Iowa's Ron Aiken, UNC's Ken Browning and Dave Huxstable.

Camp Agenda: Auburn, Baylor, LSU, Notre Dame, Texas.

Top Five?

"Not ready to eliminate anybody at this point. I like several schools and am wide open," Davis said.

We'll have more on the kid in this week's Inside Texas Inside Scoop.

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