- Derek Tyson, RecruitingNation
Three-star athlete Marcus Davis (Delray Beach, Fla./American Heritage) verbally committed to Auburn on Sunday afternoon. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound prospect took an official visit to Auburn this weekend and chose the Tigers over Wake Forest, Arkansas, West Virginia.
Davis announced his decision via Twitter and later confirmed with ESPN.com: "100% COMMIT TO AUBURN !!!! #WAR EAGLE"
Davis, who is listed as an athlete, chose the Tigers because of the opportunity to play the position he loves and get early playing time.
"I chose Auburn just because of the opportunity that coach [Gus] Malzahn is going to give me," Davis said. "Also because of the position I'm going to playing. I'll be able to get a lot of touches and be able to play early."
With the commitment of Davis, Auburn now holds 19 commitments, including six that are ranked in the ESPN 300. Davis becomes the third wide receiver from the state of Florida to commit to Auburn in the last week.
Auburn wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig was Davis' primary recruiter and had a hand in landing all three wideouts.
"I know Coach Craig showed me those guys like Tony Stevens and his teammate [Dominic Walker] on film," Davis said. "They like the big-bodied guys on the outside and then with me in the slot -- they just want to introduce us all together. I think it will be a great fit."
So what can Auburn fans expect to see from Davis once he gets on the field?
"They are going to get a speed guy that can make a big play at any time," he said.
Davis, who was planning to visit Arkansas next weekend, said he will no longer take that visit.