GORDO, Ala. — Ben Davis is coming home.
Davis, the son of Alabama’s all-time leading tackler, Wayne Davis, has chosen to follow in his father’s footsteps and play for the Crimson Tide. He chose Alabama over Auburn, Georgia and Notre Dame.
The five-star prospect named Alabama his leader after taking an official visit there on Jan. 22, but after visiting Auburn a week later, he decided to put every school on equal ground. In the end, there was little doubt Davis would end up committing to Alabama.
So what’s Nick Saban’s plan for Davis now that he’s a member of the Tide?
“He said I’m a smart enough guy to take Reggie Ragland’s spot on the defense with the play-calling and everything. He said I’m going to have to contribute early.”
Ragland is a probable first-round pick in this year’s draft, so those would be large shoes to fill, but Davis can handle it.
“I feel like I can contribute as a freshman anywhere,” Davis said.
Now with Davis on board, all eyes turn to five-star linebacker, and good friend of Davis, Mack Wilson. Those two have made it clear that they would like to play together in college.
“We always talk about it,” Davis said. “If it happens, it happens. I’d love to play with him. We just have to wait and see come signing day. I think we would do great together. At all of these All-American games together, we talk about playing together on the next level. It might end up happening.”
Wilson announces his commitment at 2 p.m. ET.
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