No Texas Visit According to Davis

Davis denies UT rumors once more

The recruitment of Mike Davis has been an up-and-down affair, with constant chatter that the five-star wide receiver is looking away from his commitment to LSU. With reports of a weekend trip to Austin, Davis broke his silence once more.

Each month, new rumors swirl around the recruitment of Dallas-Skyline wide receiver Mike Davis.

With hopes of making it to Cowboy Stadium for the 5A Championship game, Davis and the Skyline Raiders fell short with a seven-point playoff loss to Cypress Woods.

Against DeSoto - one of the Lone Star State’s top programs - the previous weekend, Davis hauled in 239 receiving yards and four touchdown catches – in the first half.

When the Eagle defense put a couple of bodies on Davis in the second half, the Tiger-commitment moved to the defensive side – where he grabbed two interceptions that helped seal the game.

Ranked as the No. 9 receiver in the country, many recruiting analysts in the Lone Star State feel Davis is the best wide out in Texas.

So, why would the Longhorns and Aggies pass?

One of LSU’s first lands in the 2010 class, Davis pledged during a Baton Rouge visit last February. Nick Jacobs, Brandon Worle and Tharold Simon followed with their own verbal commitments later that day.

Over the past nine months, rumors of Davis looking elsewhere have been rampant.

Would he take official visits to places other than LSU? Schools like Texas and Cal were tossed around as possible suitors, though the 6-foot-1, 175-pound wide out maintained that he was fully committed to LSU.

After he took a visit to College Station last month, rumors swirled that the Aggies could be making their push.

Once again, Davis shot the talk down.

Most recently, the hot-topic has been the five-star prospects interest in Texas, a school that never pursued Davis – which allowed him to fall easily into the hands of the out-of-state Tigers.

Word spread that the Longhorns were pressing to get Davis in town for a visit, but the senior continued to deny any contact.

“I have not even talked with those guys from Texas in a while,” Davis said. “It is here and there just like every other school. I am not talking with them about pulling a switch or any of that.”

Reports had stated that Davis and teammate Corey Nelson, a Texas A&M commitment, were planning a weekend trip to Austin for a banquet courtesy of the Longhorn program.

Again, Davis said he has nothing to do with the scene.

“I am going to be in Oklahoma at a basketball tournament, so I don’t know where that stuff came from,” said Davis, who plays guard for the Raiders. “I hear people saying things, but my answer is no. I won’t be there this weekend.”

With wide receivers coach D.J. McCarthy, who recruited Davis to LSU, possibly on his way out, where does the five-star receiver stand with the changes that could be made.

“I had not really paid too much attention,” he said. “I am pretty busy with school and basketball, and football just ended for me. I am just laying low.”

Davis said he remains uncertain if he will take any visits before signing day, and he is “still firm” with his commitment to LSU.

He finished the season with 48 catches for 1,157 yards and 19 touchdowns.

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