Alabama hopes Wayne Davis’ son can have the same kind of impact the school’s all-time tackles leader had in Tuscaloosa.
Alabama offered Davis’ son, Ben, a scholarship offer last week. Ben Davis is only a rising junior, but already has close to double-digit scholarship offers, including Mississippi State and Louisville. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound linebacker from Gordo was pleasantly surprised when his high school coach told him he had an Alabama offer.
“I was excited,” Davis told 247Sports. I’m just going to keep working hard and getting better.”
Davis attended an Alabama camp last week and impressed enough to earn an offer. After the camp Davis got a chance to talk to Alabama coach Nick Saban and walked away with some important pointers.
“He said they usually don’t offer this early, but that he wants me to keep my head, stay humble and keep playing. That I’m probably going to have an opportunity to go to school there and play at the University of Alabama.
“It was really humbling. It brought me to reality and made me think about how hard I have to work to get even better at what I’m doing. Coach Saban told me some pointers about playing outside linebacker that will help my game get even better.”
Davis expects to wait until his senior year to make a college decision. He also recently camped at Auburn, but the Tigers haven’t offered him a scholarship yet.
Check out Davis’ sophomore year highlights here.