Mississippi's top offensive lineman has sorted
through dozens of scholarship offers he's received during the last two years
and started zeroing in on list of finalists for official visits.
"I'm trying to go ahead and get those scheduled,"
Donovan Davis, a four-star
Rivals100 team. "Right now, I
think I'll be going to Georgia, Florida and Tennessee for sure. I'm not sure
about the other two. Maybe Mississippi State and Ole Miss. It's still pretty
much open for those spots, though."
With that, the mammoth Davis (6-7, 330, 5.3)
is sounding like a lock for the SEC.
"You could say that," he said. "Definitely somewhere
in the South."
Auburn, LSU and South Carolina have also been in the
hunt for Davis, but have slipped a bit off the pace in recent weeks. And
that was coming on the heels of making an official visit to Baton Rouge to
watch the Tigers and Gamecocks play on Oct. 19.
"That was the last visit I made," he said. "I
probably won't go anywhere else besides the Egg Bowl (Ole Miss vs.
Mississippi State on Nov. 28)."
Davis noted that Georgia, Florida and Tennessee have
made his final list due to a combination of their tradition and the
explosive offensive systems they feature.
"I want to go somewhere they throw the ball a lot,"
he said. "That's my strength as a player, a lot more so than run blocking."
Through nine games this season, Davis has recorded
67 pancake blocks. He has yet to surrender a quarterback sack.
"Like I said, I love pass blocking. I take a lot of
pride in it," he said.