February 25, 2011
UA after Florida defensive back
Tallahassee (FL) defensive back T.J. Davis has already compiled an impressive list of offers. The 6'0 175-pounder possesses both the size and skills that college coaches look for at the corner position. Alabama is just one of several programs courting the talented defensive back.
"My most recent offers are Georgia Tech, Miami, Alabama, and LSU," said Davis. "I have offers from pretty much the whole SEC and some other schools like Texas Tech, FAU, FIU, USF, Illinois. I have more, but I can't think of them all off the top of my head. LSU and Auburn are recruiting me the hardest right now. I'm still wide open."
Despite the recent nature of the offer from the Crimson Tide, Davis is already familiar with the Alabama program.
"I've been to Alabama a couple of times," Davis said. "They have great facilities and great coaches. I love the atmosphere there. Coach Jeremy Pruitt is recruiting me for Alabama. I'm also working on building a relationship with Coach Nick Saban.
"I went to a camp at Alabama during the summer. I also went to their game against Florida this past season. It was great atmosphere. The game was sold out and you could tell both teams were rivals. It was great to see two top teams play against each other."
Davis, who has also visited Auburn USF, Miami, and Florida State, knows what he wants to see in a program.
"When I go on a visit, I'm going to look at the atmosphere, the facilities, and the tradition," he said. "I'm also going to try to get a feel for the relationship between the players and coaches."
Similar to college coaches, Godby head coach Ronnie Cottrell is impressed with his star defensive back's talents.
"He's run a 14.5 second time in the 110 high hurdles," said Cottrell. "We feel like he'll be sub 14 this year. As far as measurables, like the 40 yard dash, the shuttle, and vertical leap, he's just tremendous. He played as a freshman here at Godby and started as a 10th grader. He's a quality character guy who comes from a good family and is a great student."
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