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Name: Antwuan Davis
Position: Defensive Back
High School: Bastrop HS (Bastrop, TX)
Measurements: 6-0, 180 lbs.
Antwuan Davis is next in the spotlight of the Texas Longhorns’ 2013 recruiting class, and the Bastrop, Texas product figures to be yet another gifted athlete to take several courses at Duane Akina’s Defensive Backs University.
Davis held more than 15 offers from some of the premier programs in the country, including Alabama, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, TCU and Tennessee, among others, but with Austin just 35 miles northwest of Bastrop, Davis made the decision to play his college ball in his own backyard.
The Longhorns approached their defensive backs recruitment a little bit differently from years past, and given their history of snagging top prospect after top prospect, there were evident concerns if the strategy would pay off. With a very methodical look at the landscape, combined with limited spots for a deep defensive backs unit, the Longhorns were stingy with their scholarship offers at the position.
At a strong 6-foot, 180-pound build, Davis has impressive size, but he also plays with great speed—an asset that allows him to play more aggressively as a bump-and-run cornerback. He suffered a back injury midway through his junior year, but as he is expected to make a full recovery, the long-armed athlete looks poised for a strong senior campaign before making his way up I-35 to Austin.
Davis extends a long list of talented defensive backs that have come into “DBU,” where the Longhorns are highly regarded for their production of position players into the NFL. That register includes Earl Thomas, Aaron Williams, Michael Griffin, Cedric Griffin, Michael Huff and Quentin Jammer, among others.
“I really like coach Akina,” Davis said after visiting Texas in the spring. “I like what he does with his DBs. He has this secret that he does with his DB’s to get them in the NFL. I want that secret.”
Like several of the Longhorns’ top recruits, Davis took in the inaugural Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge in Atlanta, Ga. in June as he competed against some of the nation’s best athletes.
With the speed, frame and tools that Davis has, it should only be a matter of time before he cultivates that secret into something special on the Forty Acres.
Texas Longhorns 2013 Recruiting Class Profile