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Nebraska offered West Palm Beach (Fla.) Dwyer defensive end Alex Davis because they saw a player with size great size and athletic ability. They also saw Davis as a guy who had unlimited potential due to the fact he had only played one year of football in his life.
Well, the Huskers are going to see firsthand just how much potential Davis has as he committed to NU during his official visit to Lincoln this weekend.
"I got there with my family and everything and we saw the facilities and heard what the coaches had to say and how they wanted to be playing me," Davis said. "It all really caught my eye. Then just getting a chance to hang around with the players and to see how they feel about the school, the fans and all of that played a big part in it.
"So after all of that I talked with my parents and told them what I wanted to do and they were nodding their heads and said that they felt (Nebraska) is where I should be too."
The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Davis said he liked how the coaches plan to use him in their defensive system and how they plan on helping him grow as a player since he's so new to the game of football.
"They said that they really want me to rush the passer," Davis said. "The guy that just went early to the draft (Randy Gregory), they said that I remind them a lot of him. I watched some film on (Gregory) from when he was there and I liked the way he was playing and how they moved him around and everything. It really caught my eye.
"They basically told me that they're excited to be working with me and they want to be a part of the grooming process and how they want to help me accomplish my goals of getting to the (NFL). I was very impressed by that."
According to Davis, there were a couple parts of his trip to Nebraska that really blew him away.
"I'd say the facilities and getting a chance to hang out with the players, the facilities just blew me away," Davis said. "My host was AJ Bush, he's from Atlanta and he's real cool. He's one of the people that I really got a chance to talk to and he just told me how it really is. Just how much support that they have, how the fans are and just everything.
"It's snowing too. I love the snow. It's the first time seeing snow in my life. Last night I was sitting there playing with it. My hands got kind of cold, but it was alright. We had a little snowball fight last night, it was a lot of fun."
Davis became Nebraska commit No. 17 for 2015 and joins Omaha (Neb.) Central defensive end DaiShon Neal as the only other defensive end in the class.
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