Auburn picked up a commitment from 2016 four star athlete Stephen Davis Jr. The Irmo, South Carolina native from Dutch Fork high school is being recruited as a safety for defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson’s 4-2-5 attack.
At 6’4,” 215 lbs., the palmetto state standout has the size and athleticism to play at “star”, a hybrid safety/linebacker position as well. The flexibility to play star or at the traditional safety spot provides the Tigers with the kind of versatility you can never have enough of on defense.
The rising junior’s father played running back for the Tigers in the 90s and left the plains as the fourth all-time leading rusher in school history. Davis Sr. had NFL success as well, earning three trips to the Pro Bowl in an eleven year career.
Despite this lineage, Davis Jr. claims Auburn being his father’s alma mater did not factor into his decision.
“I just love it at Auburn, not because my dad went there, but because I love it there,” Davis. Jr told AuburnSports.com.
The rising junior picked Auburn over the hometown school South Carolina, whose campus is just a twenty minute drive from Dutch Fork High School. Davis Jr. is the eighth ranked athlete in the class of 2016 and 89th overall nationally, according to Rivals.com.