Douglass (GA) running back James Davis is leaning towards making a final decision following this weekends official visit to Clemson. Who are the final schools, and is he naming any favorites at this point?
“I don’t think I really have any of the schools on top right now,” Davis said. “It’s going to be a very hard decision to make. I’ll make my last visit to Clemson and then I may have a decision right after. I’m going to choose from Virginia Tech, Alabama or Clemson.”
Recent reports had Davis on the verge of committing to Alabama following his official visit last weekend. Is there any truth to this?
“I like Alabama, but I’m not going to base my decision off of my official visit,” Davis said. “I’m going to sit down with my coach and my mom, talk about it and make the best decision for me.”
Davis did say that the Alabama official went very well.
“I liked the people down there,” Davis said. “They showed a lot of love. Well, everybody shows you a lot of love anywhere you go, but Alabama did too. I liked the players and the dorms. I felt at home. It was really the whole feel of the place that made me feel at home. That’s the only place I’ve felt that way.”
If any school had an edge right now, would it be Alabama?
“Probably so,” Davis said. “But that’s because I just came off my official visit. I’m going to choose the best place for me.”
Davis discussed what he likes about his other two finalists – Virginia Tech and Clemson.
“With Virginia Tech, I like the whole coaching staff,” Davis said. “Coach Beamer came to my school and that really impressed me. It’s an offense I want to be in. Marcus Vick is coming back next year, so he would be a good guy to play with.
“With Clemson, I really am close with Coach Burns. We have a long term relationship and I know him well. I’ve known him since my 9th grade year. A lot of my interest in Clemson is based on that. They don’t really run the type of offense that I like. They have a new offensive coordinator, so I’ll ask him questions of how they would get me the ball.”
Davis says he likes Alabama’s offense as well, so the Tide and the Hokies have the edge over Clemson right now in that area. Location doesn’t appear to be too much of a factor for Davis, who says he isn’t afraid of going away from home.
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