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Torshiro Davis sets Texas visit

10/11/2011

AUSTIN, Texas -- Class of 2012 defensive end Torshiro Davis (Shreveport, La./Woodlawn) told HornsNation on Tuesday that he will be in attendance with his mother for Texas’ home game against Oklahoma State on Oct. 15.

Davis, an LSU commitment, has been intrigued with the Longhorns ever since Texas’ defensive tackles coach Bo Davis came over from Alabama. The two Davis’ got to know each other during the summer going into Torshiro’s sophomore year at an Alabama camp where Bo Davis was the Crimson Tide’s defensive line coach.

Torshiro Davis was going to go to Texas’ game against Oklahoma on Oct. 8 so his mother could speak with the Texas coaching staff, but Bo Davis told Torshiro they probably wouldn’t have much time to talk. Thus, the reason for this trip, which could turn out to be a huge weekend for the Longhorns (4-1).

Not do they have a chance to bounce back from their blowout loss to Oklahoma by beating an undefeated Oklahoma State team, but they could do it with Davis and Mario Edwards, the nation’s top player, in attendance. Edwards’ father told HornsNation last week that his son was going to take an official visit to Texas this weekend.

Torshiro Davis (6-3, 220) is rated as the No. 70 player overall and the No. 8 defensive end in 2012 by ESPNU. He has been clocked at a 4.68 40-yard dash. He chose LSU over offers from Auburn, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas, Alabama and Louisiana Tech.

A Davis commitment would give Texas three defensive end commitments for 2012. The Longhorns already have verbal pledges from Caleb Bluiett (Beaumont, Texas/West Brook) and Hassan Ridgeway (Mansfield, Texas/Mansfield).