There wasn't a bigger name at the recent NIKE Camp in Baton Rouge than Mansfield (La.) defensive lineman Chris Davenport. The massive tackle prospect had a very solid day and showed he's worthy of his top 100 mention.
Davenport, 6-3.5, 318 pounds has a great frame and a very high upside to him. Although he narrowly lost out for Camp MVP honors at his position, there was no debating he had the most upside of anyone at the position.
The tackle not only has all the physical tools you could want, but he works hard, is coachable and showed he really wanted to compete and get better.
"He improved as the camp went along," lead DL coach Marty Spalding said. "He's a big kid who relies a lot on pure strength so we worked on his stance and trying to get him to become even more explosive off the ball. He took to coaching very well and had a great day. I thought he was the best player in my group."
No one took more reps than Davenport as he lined up inside as well as outside a few times. He has a strong bull rush, keeps his feet moving and doesn't stay blocked. He's a relentless player and with more coaching and technique down the line, has a chance to be a major impact player at the next level.
On the recruiting front, Davenport gave us a short list of schools he's interested in.
"I like LSU, USC, Ole Miss, Florida, UCLA and Florida State," Davenport said. "I'm in no hurry to make a decision and want to take all my trips before committing anywhere. LSU and USC are on top for me and I'm going to visit both for sure. I like the Florida schools a lot as well and Ole Miss has been recruiting me for a long time."