40 Acres Forecast: Antwuan Davis

We continue our look at scholarship players on Texas' 2015 roster with CB Antwuan Davis.

Antwuan Davis

Position:

CB

Height/Weight:

5-foot-11/194 pounds

High School:

Bastrop, Texas

Year:

Sophomore

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2014 Review

There wasn’t much playing time to be had at cornerback last season for the Longhorns, but Davis did see action in the first nine games.

He only recorded three tackles, though, and did not play against West Virginia, Oklahoma State, TCU and Arkansas due to an ankle injury.

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2015 Preview

Davis’ path to playing time got a lot clearer when Sheroid Evans suffered an injury early on in spring camp.

The speedy Davis made the most of his hike in playing time during the spring and has had a relatively strong fall camp to date.

He’s battling three extremely talented freshmen CBs for playing time, though, and DB coach Chris Vaughn said he’d lean toward playing the younger guys over the older players if they were neck-and-neck coming out of camp.

Like CB Bryson Echols, Davis is doing what he can to prove to the staff that he’s worthy of that other CB spot opposite of Duke Thomas.

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HD Projection

At time during fall camp Davis has been working with the first team. But that spot went to freshman Davante Davis at Texas’ scrimmage on Saturday.

From a physical prospective, A. Davis is everything you want. He’s build like a brick house and has sprinters speed [ran sprints on the UT track and field team during the 2014 indoor season].

For whatever reason, though, he just hasn’t impressed the staff enough to get many looks. I expect that to change in 2015, though, not in a starters capacity. I think he’ll play quite a bit, especially early on as UT tries to find the best player for the other CB spot, which I think will ultimately go to one of the freshmen.

But A. Davis needs to be ready at a moments notice. Texas will play a lot of nickel this season and could toy with several different rotations until it finds one that works best. He’ll get opportunities.

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How he ended up on the 40 Acres

For the most part this was pretty straight-forward.

Davis, who grew up a fairly short drive from Austin, had always loved the Longhorns and picked them over offers from Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma.

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High School Highlights

Coached by Gerald Perry at Bastrop HS ... three-year starter at defensive back ... participated in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... tabbed first-team All-District 17-4A as a senior ... also played wide receiver and running back, and returned kickoffs as a senior ... recorded 23 tackles with three interceptions and one fumble recovery as a senior ... also rushed for 295 yards and two TDs on 28 carries (10.5 ypc) ... also lettered in track and field ... finished second in the 2012 100m 4A state finals ... won the 100m at the 4A Region 1 meet ... also won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at the 2012 District 16-4A track meet ... won district championships in the 100m, 4x100m and 4x400m as a sophomore, and also won the 4x200m as a freshman… [info from this last section gathered from TexasSports.com]

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