October 22, 2007

Clear Creek corner emerging as dynamic prospect

The state of Texas has been a goldmine for college recruiters when it comes to producing top-flight defensive back prospects.

Whether they've stayed in-state or gone out-of-state, the list of current NFL defensive backs produced by the Lone Star State is deep as the day is long.

So, when looking ahead to the Class of 2009, everyone wants to know who the top prospects are going to be. One player that has emerged as one of the top prospects in the state this year is League City (Texas) Clear Creek star Marcus Davis.

"I saw that I moved up to No.23 in the rankings this week," Davis said. "I worked real hard over the summer to put myself in this position and I can tell the difference in my speed. I trained hard and it's made a difference."

Although the 6-1, 185-pound Davis is focused on the season, he has taken a few unofficial visits this fall in an effort to get a head start in recruiting.

"I've been to a game at Texas A&M and I went to LSU when they played Florida," Davis said. "I was crazy. I couldn't even hear my dad talking to me and he was standing right next to me. It was pretty wild."

As far as early favorites as concerned, Davis has a list of schools that he's interested in, but it doesn't sound as if an early favorite has emerged from the pack.

"Texas, Texas A&M, LSU, Oklahoma, USC - they are all pretty much in the running," Davis said, who remarked that he didn't grow up having a dream school that he wanted to play for.

As far as the Longhorns are concerned, they haven't jumped into the chase with both feet like some of the other schools, but that will likely change in the coming weeks and months.

"I've been getting questionnaires (from Texas)," Davis said. "I don't have any offers yet, but LSU, USC and Texas A&M have all been contacting me the most."

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