AUBURN, Ala. — One of Auburn football’s top freshmen from the 2016 season says he’s back on the Plains after missing all of spring camp.
Auburn sophomore wide receiver Kyle Davis posted a picture of Jordan-Hare Stadium to his Instagram story on Monday morning with the caption “daddy’s home.”
Davis missed all of spring practice with what coach Gus Malzahn called “personal business.” Auburn University opens its summer semester of classes this Thursday, May 18.
On the SEC coaches teleconference Monday, Malzahn wouldn’t confirm that Davis has returned to campus. Malzahn said last month he expected Davis to be back before the start of fall camp.
“We do expect him to be back this summer,” Malzahn said. “We expect him back with us fairly soon. That’s probably best way to answer that right now.”
Auburn coaches and players sounded confident throughout the spring that Davis would return to the team before the start of fall camp. In late March, wide receivers coach Kodi Burns said Davis will ‘be fine’ when he returns to the team.
“Whenever you have personal deals, you worry about that and then you come back whenever that time may be and we’ll make sure we get you right,” Burns said on March 28. “I’m not too much concerned about it.”
Davis, a former 4-star receiver from Loganville, Ga., led Auburn with 20.67 yards per catch last season. He had two touchdown grabs in his true freshman campaign for the Tigers and made one start.
“It feels a little different,” Auburn senior wide receiver Jason Smith said last month. “We really wish Kyle the best with what’s going on with him. We’d love to have him back, add even more talent to the offense, more play-making on the field. It is what it is. I wish for the best. I can’t wait for him to come back.”