Banquet weekend a hit with Davis

The Texas Longhorns had 16 official visitors on campus this weekend at the annual football banquet. Of the 16 committed players, three were defensive backs including Clear Creek's Marcus Davis. The 6-0, 195-pound hard hitter says everything about the weekend was great.

The big official visit weekend for the Texas Longhorn football program always centers on the annual football banquet. This year was no different as the Longhorns hosted 16 official visitors, all of which were players already committed.

One of the Longhorn commits on hand for the weekend of festivities was Clear Creek defensive back Marcus Davis. Davis has been on the University of Texas campus more than a half dozen times since committing February 9. Davis said the visit went great and he learns something new with each visit and that was the case over the weekend.

"The visit went good," said Davis. "I enjoyed my time. I think the whole visit was nice, but the banquet was great. There are always new things to learn on each visit. The coaches talked about the new education center planned for the football players and more of what to expect in the future," said Davis.

Davis was accompanied on the visit by his mom and dad. While the experience for the players is important, the time the family spends at the university and with the coaching staff may be more important as signing day draws near and they have to continue to feel comfortable with the decision of their son.

Davis said the visit was reassuring for his parents.

"They love it at Texas. It just reassured them that Texas is the right place for me. They are excited," Davis said.

The #39 prospect in the 2009 class was hosted by starting safety Earl Thomas. Thomas explained what to expect in the future and there was a little trash talking fun between the receivers and defensive backs.

"My host was Earl Thomas. We just basically talked about what to expect playing for Coach Akina. He's going to put the best on the field and I'll be given a shot. When we (defensive back commits) got up there, all of the receivers were saying they don't like the DB's much, they talked about matching up and stuff. It was fun," Davis said.

One of more than a handful of mid-term high school graduates, Davis will finish up high school finals this week and was told of his reporting date over the weekend.

"I'm almost done. I'm taking all of my finals this week. I was told to report on January 16. I'm not sure who my roommate will be yet. I think we get to pick our roommates." Davis said.

Davis will report to San Antonio on December 27 for U.S. Army All-American Bowl practices before playing his final game as a high school player on January 3 at noon on NBC.

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