When it comes to learning a lesson about the recruiting process, Atlanta Tri-Cities three-star athlete Tristan Davis didn’t have far to look.
He has been following the recruitment of his teammate Ramarcus Brown and after seeing the situation with him has decided to take his recruitment at a slow and gingery pace.
“I don’t want to make a rushed decision,” Davis, ranked as the nation’s No. 28 athlete, said. “I was watching how things unfolded with Ramarcus, and I knew that I just wanted to do things differently.
“One day he was black and red, the next day he was crimson and cream. He got really tired of all of the pressure on him. He was getting people asking him at school, reporters calling his cell phone all the time because he’s not sure how he’s going to handle it.
“He was supposed to visit Florida this weekend, but I don’t know if he’s going to go now. And he’s supposed to go to Auburn with me next weekend.”
So Davis has taken his time.
This weekend’s visit to Mississippi State is just his third visit of the recruiting process. He’s already visited UVA and North Carolina, after this weekend he’s scheduled to visit Auburn on the 23rd and then Arkansas on the 30th.
“I learned a lot by watching Ramarcus’ situation,” Davis said. “This is a big decision for me, and I know it’s one that I’m going to have to live with for the rest of my life.”
Davis is excited about his visit to MSU this weekend, especially with the new coaching staff in place.
“I haven’t talked to coach Croom yet,” Davis said. “I just want to see how things are going down there and see if the whole flow of things has improved. I took an unofficial visit there during the season and they were really down. I’m hoping to see if the new staff has people excited.”
Davis does admit, though, that UVA is his leader.
“The reason why I’m high on them is that the first time that I met any of their coaches, it was their head coach,” Davis said. “That made a big impression on me.”