December 12, 2007

Colorado trip exceeded Davis' expectations

Back in January, Rod Davis thought he had ended his recruitment when he verbally committed to Texas A&M. But since the coaching change in College Station, the four-star defensive tackle from Aldine (Texas) Eisenhower has decided to reassess his options.

"It's not necessarily a stressful situation right now" he explained. "I'm just having fun and trying not to make a mistake."

Davis, who stands in at 6-foot-2.5, 306-pounds, took his first official visit out to Colorado this past weekend.

"It was pretty cool," he said of his time in Boulder. "I saw some things that I've never seen before, like all that snow. We went sliding, it was really cool. And I got to hang with the guys."

Redshirt freshman defensive end Marquez Herrod served as Davis' player host for the weekend.

"Overall the trip [to Colorado] went well, it was real cool," he added. "I wasn't expecting that. The trip exceeded my expectations."

Davis will take his second official visit to Florida this coming weekend. He plans to take three more trips in January.

Southern Cal, Cal-Berkeley and Minnesota are all expected to stop by for an in-home visit this week.

Davis recently chatted with new Texas A&M head coach Mike Sherman for the first time.

"We talked for maybe three minutes or so," he told, part of the network. "It was mostly just small talk. I'm not really sure that he knew much about me. It didn't really seem like he did. I guess he was just trying to gauge my personality a little bit. That's the way it came off to me at least."

Davis is currently playing things close to the vest. When asked if Texas A&M or any other programs currently have the lead for his signature, he replied, "It is all pretty even".

Davis is ranked by as the 12th best defensive tackle prospect from the Class of 2008. He also ranks as the 27th best prospect from the Lone Star State this cycle, regardless of position.

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