Davis Says Clemson

Anthony Davis, who committed to Wake Forest just a few short days ago, has now taken back that pledge. Davis changed him mind and committed to Clemson University this morning in a phone call to Tommy Bowden.

DE Anthony Davis
6-6, 235, 4.7
Spring Valley High School
Columbia, South Carolina

Defensive end Anthony Davis, who was recruited to Clemson by offensive coordinator Brad Scott, becomes the 19th verbal commitment for Clemson this year.

The 3-star prospect, and 60th ranked defensive end in the country by TheInsiders.com, is also the second defensive lineman to commit to the Tigers that was recruited by Scott. Coach Scott also secured the verbal commitment of Ridge View standout defensive tackle Dorrel Scott, earlier this week.

Davis, who could stay at defensive end, or move down to tackle in college, becomes the 5th defensive lineman to commit to the Tigers for the 2004 class. Clemson is expected to take as many as 6 or 7 defensive linemen this year.

The Columbia native made his official visit last weekend to Clemson, and came away very impressed.

"The visit was good," said Davis. "Clemson really showed me everything they had to offer, and they have a nice balance of academics and athletics too, and that was important."

Davis decided on Wake Forest two days ago before receiving a call from Coach Scott yesterday afternoon that made him rethink his decision. Spring Valley head coach Jimmy Noonan insisted all along that he thought Clemson would be Davis' final choice.

"I think he wants to be a Tiger," Noonan said in an interview with CUTigers.com on Monday. "But he's going to have to sit a year. He's 6-6, 245 right now, but he grow into 6-6, 290 once they get him on a regiment. His size potential is tremendous."

Other schools that were considering the 6-6, 235 pound prospect, include Auburn, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, and Kentucky.

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