Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Eye on the Tigers, a rundown of everything happening in LSU Tigers recruiting, with Sam Spiegelman.
Today, we discuss why an Alabama commit has LSU slotted as his No. 2 team.
NEW ORLEANS — Jordan Davis is … well … a momma’s boy.
For those of us who can sympathize, here’s why it’s important: Davis, an Alabama commit, has yet to shut down his recruitment. The 3-star weak-side defensive end remains solid in his pledge, but his mother, Tiffany Harmon, has advised her son to always pick up the phone to speak to a college that’s showing interest.
Of late, one of those schools has been LSU and head coach Ed Orgeron, who has had some lengthy conversations with Davis in recent weeks culminating in a visit to Baton Rouge last weekend for national junior day.
“It went well. Then again, with Coach O every conversation goes well,” Davis told SEC Country at Nike’s “The Opening” regional in New Orleans last week.
“With Coach O, there are a lot of good things about him. I like him and my mom liked him once he called me. I know there’s a big recruiting process between LSU and Alabama, so I’m still Alabama all the way.”
If you weren’t convinced of that, the 6-foot-5, 230-pound pass rusher made it quite transparent with crimson-colored braces. And yes, Davis tends to smile a lot.
That was the case when SEC Country asked about his time at LSU for his unofficial visit.
“It’s LSU and I’m a defensive player, and LSU is known for their defense,” Davis explained. “Mostly, they’re known for the defensive line, and that’s why they (LSU and Alabama) are in my top two. It’s really good and I really like it, and me seeing practice … It was very loud and there was a lot of drumming going on at practice. I like the hype at practice; the hype feels real.”
“Even though I didn’t see Arden Key, I really liked it,” he added.
Davis, who has a near-identical frame as the aforementioned Key, is being recruited to play the same position. That, of course, is the BUCK linebacker spot that can line up wide on the defensive line or as a stand-up linebacker capable of blitzing or dropping back in coverage.
After getting to talk to Orgeron on the phone and then get some face time with LSU’s head man, then seeing the product on the field, Davis was sure that the Tigers were right behind Alabama. While he maintains that he is solid in his commitment, the Southwind (Tenn.) High School standout insisted that his decision is far from final, per his mother’s advice.
“My mom tells me that anything can happen, so I give everyone a chance,” Davis said. “Every offer I get, my mom tells me to give them a chance and to never let down any college. My recruitment is still open, but we’re still ‘Roll Tide.’ But I give everyone a chance because you just never know what they can offer.”
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