Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Q&A: 2015 TE Davis talks Aggies' visit
By Sam Khan Jr.
A Lone Star State prospect who has seen his profile rise quickly this spring is 2015 tight end Jordan Davis. The Houston Clear Lake product committed to Florida State in March. At the time, the Seminoles were his only offer but the relationship existed for some time after Davis visited an FSU camp last summer. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound tight end acknowledged that even with the commitment, he would take visits and in the last month has gone to Texas for its sophomore day and most recently, to Texas A&M for the Maroon-and-White spring game. He has added offers from Texas and Oklahoma since his commitment.
Davis, who is being courted by Aggies special teams coordinator and tight ends coach Jeff Banks as well as offensive coordinator Clarence McKinney, recaps his visit to Aggieland with GigEmNation:
Class of 2015 tight end Jordan Davis has visited Texas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma this spring, but he remains committed to Florida State.
GigEmNation: So how was your visit to Texas A&M for the spring game?
Jordan Davis: They really impressed me. I like their spread offense. That's what my school runs. I like the way they get their tight end involved.
GEN: What specifically did you like about how the tight ends were utilized?
Davis: They really look for them. [Cameron Clear] really got a lot of balls. They looked for him a lot.
GEN: When did Texas A&M first show interest in you?
Davis: They sent me a letter about a month-and-a-half ago. I've been interested in them since this whole recruiting deal started, but they first started showing interest in me about a month-and-a-half ago.
GEN: What stood out most about the visit?
Davis: The offense they run and where they're going [as a program]. I would have an opportunity to win a national championship and play on a good team and play in the SEC. The crowd was crazy. It was a record, like 45,000 people for the spring game. Man, that's crazy. I can't imagine how a regular game is.
GEN: What did the coaches have to say when you had the chance to visit with them?
Davis: They want to offer me, but they want to come down and see me play in person this spring first and talk to my coaches before they offer me. I'll probably be the only 2015 tight end that they offer. That's an honor to have that. If they're only going to take one and I'm that one, that's an honor.
GEN: What has life been like since you committed to Florida State?
Davis: I was already getting a lot of looks, but they're really starting to come at me now. That's when I got all my offers. Right now, I'm just trying to let it all sink in, but not let it get to my head.
GEN: What motivated you to commit initially?
Davis: When I first went up there last summer for their camp and the way coach [James] Coley, when he was there, the way he treated me and kind of took me under his wing, him and all of the other coaches were showing me a lot of love, I really enjoyed that. And it's Florida State, they have a real good tradition. But I mean, it's a verbal commit, but I haven't signed anything yet.
GEN: How do the coaches feel about you taking visits to other schools?
Davis: Coach [Tim] Brewster, I wouldn't say that he doesn't care, but he wants me to let people know where I'm at with it and let other coaches and recruiters know that I'm committed to Florida State. He's not all against me going to visit other colleges.
GEN: You have a new offensive coordinator at Clear Lake this season [former Friendswood (Texas) High School head coach Steve Van Meter]. What's the plan for you this spring and fall?
Davis: He always tells me, 'I hope you're ready to catch 1,000 balls this year, because you're going to get it.' They're moving me back out to X this year, so I'll be a wideout/receiver and I'll be the No. 1 receiver on the team.