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January 28, 2014

Daythan Davis talks So Miss commitment

Aledo (Tex.) RB/FB Daythan Davis announced his commitment to Southern Miss on Tuesday afternoon. The talented 6-foot-2, 225-pounded fills an important role for the Golden Eagles. The Eagles really don't have a true H-Back on the roster and this is a position that's important to head coach Todd Monken's version of the spread offense.

Davis committed to Southern Miss coaches earlier in the week after a weekend official visit to Southern Miss.

Davis delayed making his commitment public until he could personally contact the other coaching staffs that had been recruiting him out of respect for their efforts.

Davis had plenty of options including offers from Air Force, Navy, Cornell, UTSA and others.

But, it was his almost instant connection to Southern Miss that set the Eagles apart. He was hosted by Southern Miss starting quarterback Nick Mullens.

"I really like all the people around the program," he said. "The team all seem like they're really great people and have the same goals in mind."

He also liked the location and the Southern Miss community.

"I really like the location," he said.

Davis committed to the Southern Miss coaching staff on Monday, but he knew before then that he wanted to be a Golden Eagle.

"I decided on Sunday night after my visit," he said when asked when he made his mind up to accept the offer.

Playing time was a factor in his decision making process but not a big one.

"It played a role," he said. "But, it wasn't a really big one. I was looking for somewhere I could go to school and get my education."

Davis is an excellent student. He plans to major in political science or public policy at Southern Miss and then apply to law school afterward.

Davis has canceled a scheduled visit to USTA that was set up for this coming weekend.

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