May 1, 2006

Tide among early favorites for premier DT

West Monroe, La., High School defensive lineman Luther Davis is one of the South's most sought-after recruits.

Late last week Davis received good news when he found out that one of his early favorites had extended a scholarship offer.

"I went to my locker Friday after practice and there was a big package from Alabama telling me I had a full ride. I was so excited because they have always been one of my favorite teams," Davis said. "It's great because I was discussing some of the schools I wanted to hear from in February and Alabama was near the top of my list. With Alabama offering, it makes them a strong possibility for me."

"I've always had so much respect for 'Bear' Bryant and the Alabama program, especially for the way they play defense. This year they had one of the best in country and I just love that style of play. Their defensive line is as strong as any other in the country."

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