January 25, 2013
Introducing Bob Jones (AL) Linebacker Drew Davis
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Bob Jones (Madison, AL) High School linebacker Drew Davis is not rated by any of the national recruiting services, but that won't deter him from becoming a star at the next level. He accumulated an eye-popping 164 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, and 2 interceptions during his senior season with the Patriots.
I caught up with his high school head coach Kevin Rose and asked for his impressions on his linebacker, "He's been our leading tackler the last two seasons in a row, he really runs well, sideline to sideline, he's really athletic, and just one of those guys that has a knack for the football."
One of the first things you notice when viewing Davis' highlight video is his speed, "He's got excellent speed, he's probably a sub 4.5-40 (yard dash) guy so he plays at that speed. He runs track in the spring so that's really benefited him. Again, he's been the leader of our defense and is extremely consistent. He's a good player, a good kid, he's coachable, he's a good leader and has all the intangibles in the weight room, on the practice field, the meeting room, and he not only watches film, he studies film. He's going to be an excellent college player," Rose said.
One look at Davis' highlight video is all the convincing new Western Kentucky defensive coordinator Nick Holt needed.
"When the new staff came in, my film got to new defensive coordinator Nick Holt and he started talking to me, he called me one night and said he wanted to start recruiting me and he's been calling me ever since," explained Davis.
The Hilltoppers are recruiting Davis to play either outside linebacker or strong safety.
I asked Davis to talk about his high school career and what his future college coaches and teammates can expect from him.
"My work ethic blossomed coming from 9th grade all the way up to my senior year. In 9th grade I didn't even touch the field once, I played a good amount my 10th grade year, then I kind of burst on the scene my junior year and have led the team in tackles the last two years. Over the last two summers I worked really hard to be above the rest."
Davis will be making his official visit to Western Kentucky this weekend.
He is also being recruited by the likes of Murray State, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Tennessee-Martin, and Tennessee Tech.
Watch Drew Davis destroy opposing carriers of the pig skin in the highlight link above