Davis Keeps Up Camp Climb

Fast-rising Red Oak cornerback Garrett Davis continues his camp circuit.

"They went really well," Davis said of the summer camps he's attended. "At Missouri, I did really well, and they told me they'd be in contact with me. Texas Tech went really well, and I impressed a lot of the coaches. UTEP actually offered, and TCU coach Gary Patterson got my number. So overall, it went really well."

But despite a June that has been packed with camp appearances, Davis said he wasn't finished yet. He has appearances at Louisiana Tech and North Texas coming up.

The camp circuit has been a productive one for the 2014 cornerback, with Davis impressing several coaching staffs along the way. So how does he prepare himself for each camp outing?

"I do a lot of praying," Davis said. "God is first, always. I'm a kid from Red Oak, so people haven't really seen me as much. With some of these other [prospects], coaches are going to their games or their practices, but they haven't seen as much of me since we're at a lower [classification] school. So camps are really my chance to catch the eye of the coaches, talk to my recruiting coaches and catch the DBs coaches' eye."

Davis had a strong junior season that saw him reel in second-team All-District honors for a playoff team. But he feels like he's made an additional leap forward in the last six months.

"My confidence level is really high," Davis said. "I've always had the skill set, but when you put those two together, great things can happen."

Davis isn't kidding about the skill set. At the June 2 Texas camp, Davis measured 6-foot and more than 180 pounds, ran 4.52 seconds in the 40-yard dash and then went out and defended the best players in attendance. Davis has since heard, through Quick Twitch trainer Clay Mack, that he's among the next players up on the Longhorn board. Mack has a number of guys in interesting spots in the Texas DB pecking order — he also trains top target Jamal Adams and recent offer Jason Hall, among others.

"It just goes to show you how good Clay is to get his guys out there and train them to be D1 athletes," Davis said.

But while Davis will be playing a bit of a waiting game with bigger schools looking to offer, don't expect it to affect his performance on the field.

"I'm just really focused on my senior season right now, and winning games for the team," Davis said. "I don't want recruiting to get in the way of the 2013 season. If you focus on it too much, you can get big-headed and play horrible. I'm not going to let that happen."

When Davis does decide, he said that he's looking for a place that's close to home.

"Whichever school I do commit to will probably be the school that treats me the best," Davis said. "I want to go somewhere that could be home for me."

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