LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - While most of the talent at the Under Armour Combine was from Florida and neighboring states, there were a few exceptions. One of those was Shreveport (La.) Woodlawn defensive end Torshiro Davis. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound junior was one of the more impressive prospects overall in attendance.
Davis was somewhat an unknown coming into the combine but he has more than proven his abilities on the field.
"He had 20 sacks for us as a sophomore and had 19 this year," Woodlawn head coach Carlos Holmes. "He's just a heck of an athlete. He's got that skill set that everybody is looking for in a pass rusher at the next level."
In fact, since the end of his junior season Davis has seen several offers come his way.
"I have offers from LSU, Alabama, Arkansas and Texas A&M," he said. "Oklahoma is close to offering me too."
Holmes says the Sooners have recently offered though.
"Jackie Shipp, the OU d-line coach, came in and offered him," he said. "They really like him. I think we're actually in Jay Norvell's area but Shipp wanted to see Torshiro himself. Randy Jordan from Texas A&M offered last week and Nick Saban (from Alabama) is supposed to personally take a look at him too."
Though it is still very early in the recruiting process for the Pelican State standout, Davis does admit that two SEC programs are the early leaders.
"I actually grew up an Ohio State fan but it's hard to turn down LSU when you're from Louisiana."
Though he plays end for Woodlawn, Davis could possibly play a couple of positions in college.
"Schools are recruiting me as either a defensive end or hybrid linebacker," he said. "Some of them want me to put my hand on the ground and some want me to play outside linebacker."
Davis reports a 36-inch vertical and says he benches over 300 pounds and squats over 500. He is also a standout on the basketball court for Woodlawn.