Ex-Washington Signee Davis Moves to EAC

One of the best kept secrets in JC football has been the transfer of 6-3, 240-pound defensive end Tyrone Davis to Eastern Arizona from Dixie State. "Some of the coaches didn't even know that I was at Eastern Arizona," said Davis. 

"I'm having to go through this all again."

In fact, the move from Dixie State to Eastern Arizona wasn't the only move he made.

"I originally went to College of the Canyons (in California), but then I went to Dixie State.  I transferred after three games, but I ended up taking a redshirt year.  So I will be a freshman again this fall," said Davis.

It's been a long and windy road for Davis.  In February of 2005, he signed with Washington, but he didn't qualify, sending him on the circuitous Juco route, which has ultimately put him at Eastern Arizona.

"It's small but it's perfect for a JC guy.  It's real confined to studying and athletics.  There is not a lot of trouble to get into," said Davis.

Back in the swing of recruiting, Davis is waiting for his first offer this time around.

"I don't have any official offers, but Oregon State is really interested.  I'm still in contact, too, with Coach (Randy) Hart (at Washington).  My brother (Desmond) is playing corner up there.  I haven't set up any official visits, but Washington and Oregon State are two schools I'd like to visit," said Davis.

When Davis chose the Huskies as a high school senior, it was Oregon State who was on the losing end of his decision.  Idaho and Eastern Washington also offered him.

Aside from Oregon State and Washington, Davis is hearing from five other schools.

"Before I came home (for summer), I talked to a few coaches.  Colorado State, Michigan State, Nebraska and Arizona State all came by and Idaho came through with their new coaching staff.  I talked to the new coaches and they seem cool," said Davis.

Davis said he could graduate this December, but the spring seems more likely.

"I could leave and have my AA in December, but a lot depends on it.  I'm not sure I want to load up (in the fall) because it's during the season," said Davis.

Davis will have three years to play three when he signs.


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