The Texas Longhorns have received a verbal commitment from Antwuan Davis, the 14th player to commit for 2013. After attracting numerous offensive playmakers, the Horns have nabbed a defensive back.
The Texas Longhorns 2013 recruiting class is still taking shape with National Signing Day some nine months away. With apparent playmakers at multiple positions, like Tyrone Swoopes at quarterback, Ricky Seals-Jones at receiver and Kent Perkins along the offensive line, one area where the Longhorns have lacked commitments has been at defensive back.
That all changed last Friday when Bastrop cornerback Antwuan Davis pledged his commitment to the Longhorns, adding to an already impressive haul for the 2013 class.
The 6-foot, 180-pound prospect becomes the 14th player for the Horns’ next class, and his commitment arrives during a recruiting season when the Texas coaching staff has been unusually judicious with its offers. Davis was one of just four players offered at the position.
A speedy athlete who has never shied away from contact, Davis will give defensive backs coach Duane Akina another young playmaker to develop behind a wealth of talent at the position.
According to Rivals.com, the Bastrop product is the No. 14-ranked defensive back prospect and held offers from top-tier programs Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame and Oklahoma.
Thought to be a heavy Texas lean early in the recruiting process, Davis took his time while the Longhorns’ coaching remained patient in planning their moves. But with one spot filled by Davis, and at least one more still vacant, the Horns are in a good position to nab the athletes they truly want in a year where defensive back is not an urgent need.
With the moniker of “DBU,” Davis gets added to a long list of current and former Longhorns defensive backs who have developed tremendously under Akina’s tutelage and have taken their talents to the professional level.
One thing is certain. Davis should have plenty of time to learn the ropes while the likes of Carrington Byndom, Quandre Diggs and co. hold down the fort.
Scholarship offers to Cole Luke out of Chandler (AZ) Hamilton, Chevoski Collins of Livingston and Maurice Smith of Sugar Land Dulles are still on the table, but with limited spots remaining and Davis on board, the Longhorns could be shutting down the recruitment of defensive backs very soon.