Auburn football: QB recruit Davis dominates in Texas HS playoffs

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Everything is bigger in Texas, including the arms and gas tank of uber-athletic quarterback and Auburn football recruit Dematrius Davis, who led his school to victory in Texas Division 6A-1 playoff game.

The man who will be taking over the quarterback position from Bo Nix for the Auburn football program in a few years’ time just scored seven touchdowns in a high school game in Texas.

Seven touchdowns.

While Nix has become quite the rushing quarterback in 2020, the future for the Tigers could be limitless with Davis under center. Just look at his dominance, per MaxPreps’s Mitch Stevens:

"The illustrious prep careers of Dematrius Davis Jr. and Shadrach Banks continued in a big way Thursday afternoon at Legacy Stadium as second-ranked North Shore (Houston) hit on all cylinders in a 47-22 victory over No. 21 Tompkins (Katy) in their third-round Texas Division 6A-1playoff game.Davis, an Auburn signee, accounted for 386 total yards and seven touchdowns, and Texas A&M-bound receiver Banks finished with 11 catches for 251 yards and two scores as the two-time defending state champions jumped to a 33-7 lead early in the third quarter to roll to their 13th straight win this season and 28 overall.A 23-yard touchdown run by Davis gave the Mustangs the four-touchdown cushion against Tompkins, a rising seventh-year program that went winless only four seasons ago."

While Auburn football fans may get flashbacks to Cam Newton when they hear about this level of rushing dominance from the quarterback position, in reality, Davis’ game skews more towards Kyler Murray.

Standing under 6-foot, Davis is elusive, and at 190 pounds, he is sturdy but not designed to take the beating that a Newton or even a Nix can regularly take. That said, the man could throw the football, going for 302 yards and three touchdowns on 18 of 22 pass attempts through the air.

For the very niche crew that plays fantasy college football, Davis will more than likely be a top quarterback option when it’s his time. For the rest of us and most importantly new coach Bryan Harsin, his skillset could be best served to bring the Tigers back to the prominence they experienced during Gus Malzahn’s early years.

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