There isn’t much that can pull me away from the Mai Tais in Maui, but a new Frog commit is one of the things that definitely will. And tonight, I am here - so we know that happened.
TCU secured ANOTHER class of 2018 commit out of Louisiana - their fifth - with the pledge of Derius Davis Friday (at least I think it was Friday, serious time difference here in the far Pacific), an absolute speedster out of the Boot who could play offense or defense and is a solid candidate to run track for the Frogs as well.
While Ed Orgeron continues Googling about how to build a fence around Louisiana, GP and his crack team of recruiters keep doing work to the East, building on the momentum they have had all season with the 5’9”, 160 pound Davis, who stars at corner and on offense for West Feliciana, and could play in the secondary as well as on offense and special teams for the Frogs.
Once again, it was the family feel that made a difference for TCU, as Davis cited his close relationships with Rusty Burns, RJ Fleming, and Paul Gonzalez as being the difference in him choosing Fort Worth over offers from Tennessee and 10 other offers - a list that is sure to grow now that GP has identified him as worthy of the Purple and White (or Purple and Black depending on what you generation fan you are).
"It's just one of those places, Davis said about TCU. "It was love at first sight. When I got the offer I started to develop a relationship with them and it continued to grow."
LSU has yet to offer Davis, but if Eddie O doesn’t come calling before Signing Day, I will personally apologize to everyone in the state. Though currently rated as a three star prospect and just north of the top 100 in the state, his 4.36 speed and state championship medal in the 200m had SEC schools calling, including Auburn, which had made a big push and is expected to offer soon.
Davis joins fellow Louisianians QB Justin Rogers, WR John Stephens Jr, CB Eddie Smith, and S Hidari Cesar in TCU’s 25th ranked class of 2018. He is the 14th commit overall, seventh on defense, and fifth in the secondary. This class is loaded and getting better every week, it seems.
Check out his highlights below and welcome Derius to the Frog Fam!