February 14, 2011
Two schools ahead for Matt Davis
Even though he had invitations to junior days from virtually every major program in the country, Texas A&M's Jan. 29 event was only the second Klein Forest quarterback Matt Davis attended.
It was also his last.
"I really had a good time at A&M. I got to talk to a lot of coaches and other recruits," he said. "I went to Auburn's junior day the weekend before and had a really good time there too. But I don't think I'm going to any more junior days; this spring, I'm to concentrate on going up to practices and seeing how coaches are on more of a one-on-one basis."
Davis said both junior day visits left very strong impressions with him.
"I really love Auburn and I really love Texas A&M," he said. "When I was at Auburn, it was the weekend they introduced the national championship trophy. Getting to touch that was really cool ... I wouldn't be surprised if Texas A&M has one of those in the near future."
Davis said his trip to College Station was enjoyable for a number of reasons, but one of the major ones was the opportunity to expand on his budding friendship with Aggie head coach Mike Sherman.
"I knew about coach Sherman before he came to A&M. I was always a Brett Favre fan, so I knew coach Sherman from when he was with the Packers," he said. "When I heard he was coming to A&M, I thought that was like going from college to high school. I thought, 'Wow, they're going to dominate.' He's really done a great job there."
The relationship really began after Davis tore his right ACL during the first half of Klein Forest's 2010 season opener.
"Right after I got hurt, he sent me an E-mail and that Monday, I got a letter at school," Davis recalled. "That really meant a lot."
Even though he only spent about 10 to 15 minutes talking to Sherman during junior day, the conversation left an impression with the 6 foot, 2 inch, 200 lb. Davis.
"We talked about a lot of things; it wasn't even so much about me going there or even about Texas A&M. It was more about life and things he'd seen as a coach," he said. "It really gave me an opportunity learn more about him as a person, to continue to develop that relationship in a one-on-one way."
Davis said he would be back to College Station for at least one of the Aggies' spring practices, but had a few other destinations in mind.
"I want to go over to LSU and see one of their practices," he said. "I may also go up to Oklahoma State as well."
Davis said he would start narrowing down his finalists this spring, with a final decision on where to commit coming this summer.
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