An early Scout.com four-star, Mike Davis had schools from coast to coast stuffing his mailbox with letters and offers.
After crawling into double digits on his offer list, the six-foot, 175-pound prospect shut things down in unexpected fashion. Davis committed to head coach Les Miles upon his first visit to the LSU campus, which ended a process that could have been stretched an additional 11 months.
"I knew it was time to shut things down because after I visited LSU the first time I knew I wanted to be a Tiger," Davis said. "The visit that weekend opened my eyes to what the school and coaching staff could offer me in college, and that was all I needed to see. [Wide receivers] Coach [D.J.] McCarthy and I hit it off right away, and after meeting him at LSU I knew that everything fit."
Yet, that weekend Davis took in Baton Rouge alongside one of his Raider coaches. After he returned home to Dallas, the junior was relegated to painting the picture on LSU for his mother, for she remained in Texas with prior obligations.
With Skyline out on spring break this week, Davis said that his only wish was to get his mother to LSU so that she could see where he would be spending his college years. That wish came true on Thursday.
"My mom drove me and my cousin over so that I could visit everyone and she could meet the staff," he said. "She really loved it. It had everything that she wanted for me and more. She met coach Miles and coach Mac, and they all got along well. They gave her a big tour and she saw everything that there is to see. I definitely am happy with how things went."
As for Davis, the junior said that his time at practice was spent watching his future teammates, wishing the time to suit up for college would come quicker.
"It was tough to see all those guys out there and know that I still have to wait over a year to put on an LSU jersey," said Davis with a laugh. "It was cool though. I got to talk with [Russell] Shepard and [Jordan] Jefferson a good bit, as well as Charles [Scott] and some of the receivers. They all look really good too, so they got me excited to be a part of it all."
With the LSU Spring Game approaching on April 18, Davis said that the Tiger Stadium showdown will be an event he plans on making another trip for.
"I really want to get back for the spring game, so between now and then I am just going to see if I can free up some time and set up transportation to get over to Baton Rouge," he said. "Now that I have been back I don't really want to leave. It seems all there is to do now is keep working hard and count down the days until I put on an LSU jersey."