When Chad Morris was hired last winter he inherited a QB commit in 4-star Aaron McLaughlin. However, McLaughlin and Auburn quickly parted ways as Morris had his eyes on someone else. Virginia Tech commit 4-star Dematrius Davis.
Auburn made Davis a priority and following his decommitment in early May, the Tigers became the front-runners. Two weeks later, two days after Auburn had landed three commits on a single day, Davis announced his pledge.
When the Gus Malzahn news dropped it didn’t take long for Davis to let everyone know his thoughts. He was still an Auburn Tiger.
Today, he made things official.
Evaluated: Gabe Brooks (11/4/2020)
Projection: 4-7 Round (Day 3)
Comparison: D’Eriq King
Undersized from a height standpoint but stout build with the look of a running back. Absolute gamer. Highly-decorated TXHSFB star for one of the nation’s top programs. Generally accurate passer with numbers to support. Outstanding passing production with solid rushing numbers as a sophomore turned into good passing stats with terrific run numbers as a junior as role evolved. Two-time state title-winner going for his third in a row as a senior. Rare volume of big-game, high-leverage experience against elite high school competition. Intangibles are clear in those situations. Good off-schedule playmaker because of functional athleticism and awareness. Feels pressure pretty well in the pocket and is light on his feet and agile. Regularly makes first rusher miss. Creative playmaker who can improve consistency with short-to-intermediate velocity. Accurate on downfield throws outside the numbers, but consistency can get better to the short perimeter. Needs to stay on top of the ball better. Underwhelmed in elite camp settings next to other top QB’s. Physical ceiling is limited. Type of player who creates many differing opinions on long-term potential. May not be a workout warrior, but is an unquestioned on-field leader and elite high school player with the trophy case to prove it. Flat-out football player who’s not afraid of the moment. Projects to the high-major level with multi-year starter capability and perhaps could play beyond college.
War Eagle Dematrius!