The Texas Longhorns added one of the top cornerbacks in the state on Wednesday when 2013 Bastrop cornerback Antwuan Davis signed and faxed in his letter of intent.
A consensus four-star prospect, the 6'0, 180-pound Davis is ranked as the second-best cornerback in the state of Texas by the 247Sports composite rankings and the state's no. 15 prospect overall. Prior to committing to Texas, Davis held offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech.
Here's the evaluation of Davis from a 2011 Red Bull Gamebreakers event:
The Del Valle transfer looked like the definition of a lockdown corner, showing why he created some serious buzz following a strong performance against mostly 2012 competition at the June 5th Texas camp. On the hoof, Davis impresses with a sturdy 5-11 frame that still has room for growth -- by the time he leaves college, Davis could easily tip the scales at close to 200 pounds without losing the top-end speed and short-area burst that makes him a top prospect.
Like Austin High, Bastrop was bounced from the tournament after only two games, but it was plenty of time for Davis to impress on the field. During a game and a half of viewing, opposing quarterbacks didn't even target his side of the field. Showing his strength and ability to re-direct receivers at the line of scrimmage, Davis also showed fluid hips and the ability to turn and run, as well as burst on tap at all times to stick in a receiver's hip pocket.
During the first game against LBJ, the Bastrop cornerback on the opposite of the field gave up two long touchdown passes. After Davis moved over, the LBJ receiver was quiet for the rest of the game. Lock. Down.
There was one concern with Davis, however, as the big corner sometimes didn't use his strength to his advantage in press coverage, failing to get his hands on the receiver and leaving him with some ground to make up coming off the ball. Fortunately, his speed can make up for some poor technique and as he receives more coaching and improves his technique, that concern should fade.
The 2013 US Army All-American is also a track star who nearly won the 3A state title in 2012, finishing second, and has been clocked in the 10.3 range in the 100m.
Recruitment timeline: Davis committed to Texas in early May of 2012 and remained firmly committed throughout the process.
Antwuan Davis (junior highlights) (via 247SportsStudio)
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