Marcus Davis ready to report

Clear Creek defensive back Marcus Davis will graduate from high school next Friday and will then be ready for life as a Texas Longhorn. The 6-1, 195-pound versatile defender will report in mid-January as one of several midterm enrollees in the 2009 class after playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.

Marcus Davis is ready to be a Longhorn, officially. On December 19, the hard hitting defensive back will graduate from Clear Creek high school and then be less than 30 days from reporting to Austin and enrolling at the University of Texas.

Before Davis takes the big step as a student and an athlete, the 6-1,195-pound versatile defender will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio as well as receive a couple of in-home visits from the Texas coaching staff.

On Monday night, the #39 prospect in the 2009 class, received his initial in-home visit from the Texas staff. Davis said assistant Major Applewhite sat down with the family and talked about what to expect as a Texas Longhorn.

"Major came by last night." Davis said. "We just basically talked about football and the classes I'll be taking. We talked about what the coaching style is going to be like when I get there. After our talk, we watched a little Monday Night Football," Davis added.

When Davis committed to Texas, the cornerback position was most commonly spoken about. After another standout season, his play against the run has the safety and nickel positions as his most likely future destinations. Davis says it doesn't matter where he plays, he just wants to play and, as a freshman, if that is possible.

"We didn't really talk about a position. They said I could basically play anywhere. I was recruited as a corner, but I don't have a preference. I'll play anywhere. I'll play on special teams. If I can get playing time, I want to play as a freshman. I'll be satisfied either way," Davis said.

The two-time all-district pick says the next step for him on the football field is the upcoming U.S. Army All-American Bowl game in San Antonio. Davis is very excited to be a part of the game.

"I report December 27. It's just an honor to be chosen and be there. I'm just ready for the challenge," Davis said.

Davis, who will wear #28, will be playing in the game with a host of other future Longhorns including Alex Okafor, Tariq Allen, Greg Timmons, Calvin Howell, Chris Whaley and Garrett Porter as well as remaining Texas 2009 targets Devon Kennard, Jamarkus McFarland and Dre Kirkpatrick.

Davis says the 2009 class is a close group.

"I talk a lot with Kenny Vaccaro, Alex Okafor and Garrett Gilbert. All of the guys really talk. Our class is pretty close," Davis said.

As far as preparing for the prestigious game and spring football at Texas, Davis says he is working out in the weight room, running and continuing to work on footwork drills.

"I'm just working out right now. I lift weight, run and do DB footwork drills. I'm trying to stay in the best shape I can," Davis said.


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