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3-star ATH Juan Davis inks NLI with Texas

The Metroplex product is officially a Longhorn.

Mike Roach, 247Sports

Everman athlete Juan Davis officially signed his National Letter of Intent to the Texas Longhorns on Wednesday morning.

Listed at 6’4 and 217 pounds, Davis is a bit of tweener for a receiver, which is why he’s listed as an athlete by most recruiting services —he possesses the frame of a college tight end, but based on his high school experience, Davis is more familiar playing a skill position. It’ll be interesting to see if the Texas coaching staff decides to develop him as a receiving tight end or as a potential slot receiver.

Similar to the role Lil’Jordan Humphrey played for Texas in 2018, Davis lined up primarily as a slot receiver throughout his high school career and also served a situational role as a Wildcat quarterback.

Ian Boyd on Davis: Davis is a big, flex tight end prospect already checking in at 6-foot-4, 217 pounds as a sophomore. Davis has excellent ball skills and at times even ignores the smaller CBs assigned to cover him and simply goes through them to win jump balls. Some of his more intriguing clips though feature him willingly going over the middle, finding seams, and fighting through tacklers after the catch. He’ll eventually be a plus athlete for his size, which figures to be 6-foot-5, 245 or so when he’s in college, and his skill and agility will pay off. He may not ever be a blocker but stay outside as a full-time flex tight end, in which case he figures to project to the slot or X for Texas.

As a member of his high school track team, he competed in the 200 meter, 4x200 relay and 4x400 relay for the Bulldogs.

Although Davis did not receive many scholarship offers once Texas reached out, it’s worth noting that Jimbo Fisher and the Texas A&M Aggies pursued him following his commitment to Texas. The Aggies offered him seven months after he committed.

Besides offensive tackle Hayden Conner, Davis is the longest tenured Longhorn commit in this year’s recruiting class. They both pledged their commitment to Texas in July before the 2019 season. He’s also the lone early signee from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as we await to hear further word on the status of four-star Kimball cornerback Ishmael Ibraheem — who is not expected to sign his NLI this week.

A consensus three-star prospect, Davis is ranked as the No. 538 player nationally and the No. 38 athlete, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.