January 23, 2012

Davis enjoyed Tech visit

Tenaha (Texas) athlete and Texas Tech receiver commit Reginald Davis got to visit Lubbock for the first time since clinching the Texas 1A Division II Football Championship this past weekend.

The visit further solidified Davis' commitment to the Red Raiders and was extended another day thanks to high winds in the Lubbock area which grounded all commercial flights.

"Probably putting on that No. 2 Texas Tech jersey," Davis said of his favorite part of the official visit. "That was pretty nice. Being able to hang out with all the boys, especially Dominique Wheeler. We had a lot of fun up here."

Davis said the offensive recruits Tech hosted quickly former a group that featured Davis, Wheeler, a fellow wideout, quarterback Clayton Nicholas, offensive tackle Trey Keenan along with current Tech players Jakeem Grant, Bradley Marquez and DeAndre Washington. He's feeling confident all the players that spent the weekend in Lubbock will sign on with the Red Raiders.

Davis is one of the bigger gets in the 2012 recruiting class.

Although he competed in the smallest division of football within the Texas public school system, Davis athleticism translates anywhere. He earned 1A's Most Valuable Offensive Player and 1A First-Team All-State Honors this past season with more than 2,500 all-purpose yards. He played predominantly as Tenaha's quarterback.

Davis had a breakout game on semi-national television when his Tenaha team defeated Munday 52-22 with nearly 550 all-purpose yards. The performance had many fans of various teams wanting their school to give Davis a call and interest in the prospect increased from that point.

Davis stayed true to his commitment.

Tech projects Davis to be a shifty receiver and plays a style that should remind Red Raider fans of former receiver Detron Lewis.

But right now Davis' primary concern is Tenaha basketball. The team is trying to avenge a loss in the 1A State Championship game last season and the Tech commit is a big part of the game plan.

At least, he's supposed to be.

"Basketball is going good, but I haven't been playing lately," Davis said. "I've had something wrong with my knee. Just a minor tweak and we're being careful with it. They're still winning and I'll be back in a week and try to get going… I tweaked it one game and it started hurting. Went to the doctor and got an MRI and they said it wasn't anything (major). I'll be back soon."

After basketball season, Davis is expected to compete at the state level in high school track.

But after a busy senior year, Davis will move up to Lubbock and begin summer workouts and a promising college career.

"I feel real comfortable with the coaching staff and everyone here," Davis said. "Texas Tech is where I want to be."

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