May 15, 2008

Davis ready to take game to another level

League City (Texas) Clear Creek cornerback Marcus Davis is far from being considered a diamond in the rough in the world of college recruiting. At 6-1, 185 pounds, Davis is a member of the Rivals250 for 2009 and generally regarded as one of the top defensive backs in the nation.

However, as he prepares for his senior season this spring, Davis senses that he's just now starting to scratch the surface for what he can do on the field as a player.

This year I can tell that I am way more comfortable with the game," Davis said. "I am playing the whole field this spring and I've never done that in the past. I'm breaking on the ball much quicker than I ever have in the past. I feel like I'm faster and I know I'm way stronger, I can tell you that."

So, we can expect to see a bigger, stronger and faster version of the player that was one of the first prospects that the Texas Longhorns identified as an early must-have in the 2009 recruiting process.?

"Pretty much," Davis said with a laugh. "That's pretty much what everyone can expect to see."

One area where Davis has a chance to do some new things on the field is on offense.

"Things are going really good. They have me playing a little offense. They moved me to running back and I've been getting some work there. It's not going to be like an every down thing. It's going to be on special plays or when they need me. I'll probably play like 15 plays a game. It pumps me up and I can show a little bit of my versatility"

While his commitment to the Longhorns is rock solid, it hasn't kept a number of schools from trying to get their foot back in the door.

"UCLA sent me an offer in the mail today," Davis said. "I also have offers from Florida and Florida State. It's still really exciting when I get a new offer, but it doesn't make me want to change my decision. It's cool that they want to show the interest, but it doesn't make a difference. I'm flattered that they would show an interest."

With the conclusion of spring workouts right around the corner, Davis is looking forward to returning to Austin in June for one of the school's one-day mini-camps.

"I can play in front of the coaches and that's exciting," Davis said. I wouldn't say I keep in touch with all of the commits, but I stay in touch with the majority of them and most of us are going to be there. It'll be fun to hang out with those guys again.

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