Davis will be a force on the next level

Aldine Eisenhower DT Rod Davis has decided to open up recruiting and check out several programs before making his final decision on where he will end up next fall. Here recently, he traveled to Gainesville to check out Florida and before that, to Colorado. And now many want to know where he stands and if there are any favorites. TPI had a chat with Davis and also provided a brief analysis.

When you look across the board at top talent at the defensive tackle position in the Lone Star State, Aldine Eisenhower's Roderick Davis is a clear leader in the pack. Even more so, he ranks No. 11 in the country on Scout.com's 2008 prospect list at that position.

With that being said, Davis is being sought after by a handful of Division I programs. Though he has numerous offers, Davis mentioned California, Texas A&M, Florida, Texas, USC, Alabama, and Minnesota.

But who tops the list?

"Right now everybody is even," Davis said. "I do not plan to give an early commitment to anyone again. I am just going to take more visits and then decide."

Davis' latest trip was to Florida on an official visit. And because he had been there before, Davis sort of knew what to expect. But, since the last visit, some things were different.

"It was cool being out there," Davis said of Gainesville. "They have some new facilities like the locker room and weight room that were really nice. Also coaches house was nice."

Now that Davis has visited Florida and Colorado, where to next?

"If anything it will be on January 11, but I do not know where yet," Davis said.

Analysis of Davis
After watching several Eisenhower games this season there is no doubt that Davis will be a major player on the Division I level. The first, and most obvious reason is his size. He is already at 6-3, 300-pounds which is comparable to a lot of DTs on the next level.

To go along with his size, is he has great upper-body strength which was evident when he rushed the quarterback. Majority of the times, especially on run plays, Davis took on the double team. And he handles it well. 

And because of that, Davis forced opposing backs to redirect and allow his linebackers to make plenty of plays. When it comes to run defense, Davis is one of the best in the state.


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