Top QB Davis Looking At A July D-Day

Matt Davis

Loaded up with 22 scholarship offers and a number of other schools showing interest seemingly measuring whether they should jump in with both feet, quarterback Matt Davis of Houston (Klein Forest), Texas has the recruiting world by the tail. Oklahoma State was one of the first schools to offer and Davis has seen the OSU campus and met with the Cowboys coaches.

You would think he would get a chance at some point this spring to talk with new offensive coordinator Todd Monken. At one time he was the top quarterback choice in the 2012 class of former coordinator Dana Holgorsen.

While Davis is adamant about being wide open in the recruiting process right now, he did tell Brian McLaughlin of The Sporting News that Auburn, LSU, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M are the schools he has in a slight lead over the others.

"I'm definitely wide open," Davis said to The Sporting News. "I'm going to use this spring and summer to go out and take some visits and hopefully get the recruiting process over with in July."

Other schools include Alabama, Baylor, Clemson, Oregon, Nebraska, Texas Tech, TCU, Tulsa, and Utah. He has said he wants to get around to see Clemson, which offered just recently, and Auburn. He also has plans later this spring to go north, maybe as far as Nebraska but also include Oklahoma State.

Davis missed virtually all of his junior season with a torn ACL in the first game against Katy Cinco Ranch. He threw for 159 yards and two touchdowns before going down with the injury.

In his sophomore season, the 6-1 1/2, 198-pound Davis ran for right at 1,400 yards and 22 touchdowns and also threw for around 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns. He has worked hard on his passing skills and presence in the pocket and considers himself a pass first quarterback.

He says he has really improved and is proud of his ability to read defenses.

"As far as how I play I am a pass first quarterback, but if things break down in the pocket I can make things happen with my legs," explained Davis. "We're in the shotgun 99 percent of the time in high school. When you think about it, as time goes by, there's more and more speed at the quarterback position.

"Speed kills and that's about the only thing that can't be matched. If you run the spread to the T, it's just so hard to beat. Except in the pros because there is so much speed all over the field. In high school and college it is not that way."

Davis is back out working with his team and the knee is in good shape after rehab. He is having an absolute blast meeting coaches including Gene Chizik of Auburn, who he calls, "a very Christian man."

Davis said Gary Patterson at TCU is, "a very, very serious guy." He called Les Miles at LSU, "super nice." Nick Saban at Alabama is, "all about business" and Mack Brown at Texas is, "probably one of the most down-to-earth guys I've ever talked to."

How about Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy? "He is just cool," explained Davis. "He is a player's coach and you can see where he gets along so well with his players."

It's going to be a busy spring for Matt Davis, but one that will have a lot of interested schools and coaches watching and waiting to see what the talented Texan decides by his self stated recruiting deadline of sometime in July. July could be a real hot month around Houston.

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