The Vols desperately need cornerbacks in their 2018 class. And they were able to pick up a commitment from one on Monday afternoon.
Brandon Davis, a three-star cornerback out of Louisiana in the 2018 cycle, tweeted out his commitment to Tennessee on Monday afternoon, giving the Vols their first cornerback pledge in the 2018 class.
C O M M I T E D ? pic.twitter.com/KG1pUPfbfZ
— The Brandon Davis (@_BDavis2) January 29, 2018
Davis just picked up an offer from the Vols back on January 25th, and it took him just a handful of days to commit to Tennessee. Though he’s just the No. 157 corner in the 2018 class according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, his film shows a prospect with a great deal of upside.
Davis was named to several all-state teams and the official 5A all district team his senior season. He has great hips and a good back peddle, and he’s rarely fooled by the opposition. Davis excels in man coverage, and he is a physical player who is a very sound tackler. He has played both safety and corner in high school.
At 6-foot, 170 pounds, Davis has the frame to add some weight but the body size that should translate well for an SEC corner. As a senior, he totaled 31 tackles, six interceptions, 21 passes defended, and a forced fumble according to Max Preps. He also returned two interceptions for touchdowns and recovered a fumble for a score. He also played baseball while in high school and had a career .311 batting average.
Tennessee is the only Power Five school to offer him, but don’t let that fool you; Davis is a prospect worth adding in this class and developing down the road.
The Vols are targeting plenty of other corners in the 2018 class. And some of those, such as Taiyon Palmer, Eddie Smith, and Olaijah Griffin, are more immediate impact type of players. Davis is more of a developmental player, but Tennessee doesn’t need him to come in and contribute right away.
All the tools are there for Davis to blossom into a solid contributor at corner. And if this coaching staff is as good at developing talent as they are at discovering it, then Davis should be able to live up to his potential at Tennessee.