October 31, 2011
Davis Anxious to Get Healthy
With the 2012 recruiting class all but finished up and a number of recruits already holding offers from the 2013 class the focus of the staff as well as Aggie Yell shifts to some of the top talent across the state that are emerging during their junior years. One player that has solidified himself in the conversation of the top players in the state is Bastrop (TX) cornerback Antwuan Davis who despite struggling through a tough junior season is still high on many school's wish lists.
Aggie Yell made the trip to see Davis and his teammates take on Elgin over the weekend but the lightning fast defender was a no go this week while waiting out a pretty big injury.
"I actually have a stress fracture in my back, said Davis. "I actually hurt it in our first district game against Rudder. Initially we thought it was just a muscle injury so I sat out the next week during practice. I played the whole next game against Manor and after that my parents and the trainer were concerned still so we had it checked out. The doctors were kind of surprised I was able to play through it."
Most teams have distractions during the season including injuries like Davis, but few have to deal with the distractions that have come with the wild fires that ravaged the area in and around Bastrop early in September.
"Well the fires have been a distraction but we still have to come out and execute as a team," said the junior standout. "Every week it has only been small things that have been causing us to lose like a receiver running the wrong route or a defensive back not using his hands, just little things like that. The fire was a distraction but we can't really blame all of that on the fires. Obviously it was pretty devastating but I thin we should have been able to bounce back from that. Hopefully we can end the season on a good note."
Davis put his name on the radar last summer when he made the camp circuit and had several standout performances including a stop in College Station.
"I went to camps at TCU, Texas and Texas A&M," he said. They all went very well, at the A&M camp my performance early was not what I wanted it to be. I didn't get to run the firty time and the shuttle I wanted but my body really woke up around the time we started doing one on one drills and I didn't let any receivers make a catch on me. Then we went into seven on seven drills and I held my own there as well."
With Bastrop already eliminated from playoff contention Davis's attention will turn to the offseason where he is a standout on the track as well.
"I will probably run the 100, 200 and 4x100 this season in track," he said. "I am also thinking about going to the Under Armour combine in Orlando. I got an invite in the mail for it and my parents are checking in to making that happen so I am looking forward to that"
Bastrop finishes their season next Friday night against visiting Hutto and Davis is not likely to participate as he lets his back finish healing before track season. With several talented players in the junior class they will be a team to keep an eye on next season.
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