For the second time in just six days, the Texas Longhorns have landed an elite-level talent out of Dallas. This time around, the commitment comes from Dallas Skyline receiver Quay Davis, whose pledge provides the first piece of Tom Herman’s 2021 class.
The four-star pass-catcher sides with Texas over 17 other offers, including invitations from Oregon, Alabama, Florida, LSU, Texas A&M, and Nebraska. Davis’ Texas offer came only months ago while he was in Austin for Junior Day, but throughout that short period of time, the Horns made enough of an impression on Davis and his family to earn his pledge.
“I’ve been waiting on this day,” Davis told Orangebloods’ Jason Suchomel of his decision. “Texas has been my number one pick. I finally decided. My family likes it, my mom likes it. I like it. I was just ready for this day.”
This day, as noted, comes just six days after Ja’Quinden Jackson, a top-60 national talent out of Duncanville, shut his recruitment down and became the new headliner of Texas’ 2020 class. As was the case with Jackson, Texas wide receivers assistant Ra’Shaad Samples proved to be a key presence in the Horns’ pursuit of Davis, thanks in large part to his ties to the Dallas area — Samples’ father, Reginald, is the head coach at Duncanville, and Samples played at Dallas Skyline.
“I think it’s safe to say that Davis is one of those in-state prospects that the Horns are looking at as a must-get target,” BON’s Joe Hamilton wrote in March following The Opening Dallas. “Davis was phenomenal in his performance at The Opening as he showed off a wide range of skills and found himself winning rep after rep. The rising playmaker made some highly regarded defensive backs look silly on numerous occasions. Davis is very fond of Texas, he even rocked the Hook’Em gloves during his spectacular outing.”
As a sophomore, Davis hauled in 29 receptions for 709 yards — an average of 24.4 yards per catch — and eight touchdowns while helping guide Skyline to a 7-3 record and a playoff appearance.
The 6’0, 193-pound Davis is currently ranked as the No. 91 player nationally and as the No. 13 wide receiver, per 247Sports. With Davis on board, Texas’ 2021 class is now ranked No. 16 nationally and No. 2 in the Big 12.