January 18, 2010

Another Davis giving Rebels hard look

Ethan Davis, naturally, has been following Ole Miss football pretty closely the past two seasons.

His older brother, Enrique Davis, has been a backup tailback for the Rebels, rushing 96 times for 354 yards and five touchdowns while fighting to work his way up the depth chart.

Enrique Davis figures to have a bigger role in the Rebels' offense next season. Ethan Davis, meanwhile, might have an even closer view of big brother than he's had in awhile.

The younger Davis will visit Ole Miss on Jan. 29. Davis, a 6-foot, 175-pound cornerback from Lynn Haven (Mosley), Fla., said Sunday night that he might visit Bowling Green this weekend and he's talked to some other schools about a late visit, but the Rebels are clearly in the driver's seat for his signature.

"They said I'm a real player," said Davis, who is being recruited by Ole Miss cornerbacks coach/recruiting coordinator Chris Vaughn. "I'm going to go up there and fight for a spot if I do go up there. I talked to Coach Vaughn and he said I can be a physical corner and I can go up there and make plays."

Davis, who had four interceptions as a senior, has obviously talked to his older brother about the Ole Miss program. He's also observed it during several trips to Oxford.

"He tells me it'd be good if I came up there with him," Davis said. "He wants me to go where I think it's best. I do like it when I go up there. It has a nice vibe to it. I like that. …They did pretty good this year. I thought they were going to go real far this year. They have a lot of players coming back. I think they're going to be a big-time program next year. They're going to be real good."

Davis said he prides himself on his physical play.

"When the ball's in my hands, I can make plays," Davis said. "I'm a ball hawk. When the ball's in the air, I go up and get it. I play with a chip on my shoulder. I fly around and make plays, really."

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