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Vols Who Could Benefit from New Redshirt Rule in 2018

Brandon Davis, CB

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There are a lot of players in the Vols’ 2018 class who many believe are underrated and could have plenty of upside as they develop in their Tennessee careers. But one of the most intriguing players in the Vols’ recent haul of recruits, to me, is Brandon Davis. He was rated as just the No. 1,773 overall player in the 2018 cycle, but I believe he could end up being much, much better than that.

Davis was a star baseball player in high school down in Louisiana and could’ve possibly gone to the MLB straight out of high school if he wanted to pursue baseball as his sport of choice. But he decided football was more down his alley, and he was no slouch there either. But he didn’t attend any football camps during the summer because he was focusing on baseball, and because of that he didn’t get much exposure from recruiting services. But his skill in football is undeniable.

In 34 career games for John Curtis High School, Davis picked off 13 passes and broke up 37 others according to MaxPreps. He also forced two fumbles, making him directly responsible for at least 15 turnovers as a cornerback in high school. Those are some tremendous numbers, and Davis has a lot of skill on the football field. But it’s doubtful he’ll be able to crack the two-deep depth chart as a true freshman because he still needs to add weight and develop, so expect to see him get some game action but ultimately redshirt this season.

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