Outside of Kansas, no team in the Big 12 has recruited Louisiana in the 2018 class as hard as TCU has. The Horned Frogs came into the 2018 class looking for hard-hitting, aggressive defensive players and athletic, raw offensive players, and they’ve found both in the traditional SEC state. Their Louisiana count grew by one more last night, when Saint Francisville cornerback Derius Davis committed to TCU after the Horned Frogs discovered him and began recruiting him a few months ago. While Ed Orgeron is googling gumbo recipes, Gary Patterson and his staff are stealing all the talent out of the state.
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THE DAVIS FILE
Davis is the 14th commitment in TCU’s 2018 recruiting class, and the fifth defensive back, along with safeties Hidari Ceasar and Atanza Vongor, and cornerbacks Trevon Moehrig-Woodard and Eddie Smith. He’s the fifth player from Louisiana in the class, along with Justin Rogers, John Stephens, Smith and Ceasar. Davis is easily the smallest defensive back in the class, but with that size comes blazing quickness, and very nice coverage skills. He fits the class really well, mainly as a man coverage specialist and potential interception machine after some development.
Davis picked TCU over Army, Kansas State, Louisiana Tech, ULL, Tennessee, and Tulane. His recruitment hadn’t really picked up until recently, but after adding some muscle to his frame and going to a number of camps this summer, Davis started to pick up some interest, and eventually he caught TCU’s eye. Davis is a track star that can play all over the field, and runs a legitimate 4.36 40 time. He’s extremely underrated, and I’d be shocked if TCU doesn’t have to hold LSU when November rolls around, because he’s primed for a huge senior year.
On the field, Davis is a rare breed of player. He’s not very big, but he plays as big as anyone on the filed at any time. he’s completely fearless, aggressive, and faster than everyone else on the field. He’s an absolutely freakish athlete, and even if he never plays a down at cornerback, he’ll be a stud as a kick returner at TCU from the second he steps on campus. In terms of his actual skill as a defender, Davis is solid in coverage, and has great hands, but overall he’s still pretty raw. He’ll have some development to do in Fort Worth, but if he lives up to his potential Derius Davis is a future NFL player. His ceiling comparison is Patrick Peterson.