Recruiting on the Plains: 2020 DB Jonathan Davis Commits to Texas Tech

Player: Jonathan Davis
Position: Safety
Height / Weight: 6-1/165
High School: South Oak Cliff (Dallas, TX)
Offers: Arizona, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Houston, Illinois, Illinois State, Jackson State, Kansas, Morgan State, North Texas, Purdue, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Utah State
Recruiting Services: Rivals 5.6 | 24/7 Sports 85 | ESPN
Video: Hudl
Cumulative Ranking: 84.16
Commitment Date: June 3, 2019

South Oak Cliff safety Jonathan Davis committed to Texas Tech on Monday night, the third commit for the 2020 class behind quarterback Donovan Smith (now playing at Frenship) and Mansfield offensive lineman Caleb Rogers. RedRaiderSports’ Ben Golan spoke with Davis about his commitment, and said that it was the entire coaching staff that helped him make his decision (yet another example that players commit to coaches, not programs and that’s okay):

Davis says his relationship with the entire coaching staff was a major reason for his decision.

“Yes sir, it was the genuine love from the coaches. I just felt that connection with them, they really care about my well-being, my development, playing time and just getting the love for the school.”

Texas Tech offered Davis back on March 4th and he has been their top target at safety since. The coaching staff could not have been happier to land the talented defensive back.

“It was all of them, coach Cooks, coach Matt Wells, coach Juice, everybody was so excited when I told them I was going to commit.”

You can check out Davis’ video below, where he’s a tall and rangy athlete, only being at 165 or 160 pounds and 6’1″ means that he’s still going to fill out that frame for the most part. Davis does have nice range at his size and I get the feeling that he’s still a bit raw in terms of technique, but he’s an aggressive player who likes to stick his nose in for run support and actively takes on receivers looking to set a block. As noted above, Davis was offered by a handful of Power Five schools which is usually a good sign in terms of talent evaluation.

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