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Recruiting on the South Plains | JUCO Tackle Shaquille Davis Commits to Texas Tech

Texas Tech received the commitment from JUCO offensive tackle Shaquille Davis.

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

PLAYER: Shaquille Davis

POSITION: Offensive Line
HEIGHT: 6'4"
JUCO: Mt. San Antonio C.C. (Walnut, CA)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.4 | Scout N/R | ESPN N/R | 24/7 Sports N/R
VTM PROFILE DATE: February 3, 2014

OFFERS | Colorado St., Florida Atlantic, Fresno St., San Diego St. and Texas Tech

STATS | Nada.

THE PLAYER SPEAKS | Sounds like you can thank Darrin Chiaverini (via LAJ):

"Coach Chiaverini actually used to coach at the JC I’m going to," Davis said. "He came late. It kind of seemed right to go ahead and go there and give it a chance. It was the last trip and I had all these other schools that were wanting me to go this weekend – Cal, Louisiana Tech, Purdue and Cincinnati."

All four of those programs had extended scholarship offers in addition to Fresno State, San Diego State, Colorado State and Florida Atlantic. Davis, who will have two years to play two seasons, sat down with offensive line coach Lee Hays to learn what’s expected of him in 2014.

"I had a nice little meeting with him, and we went over the film from last year and he showed me some things," Davis said. "He wants me to compete for a tackle spot and he wants me to come in and compete right away so I can start."

SCOUTING REPORT | I think this is a pretty good guard pick up for Texas Tech. Davis isn't highly rated at all, but the one thing that you have is a guy that's probably very familiar with Davis in new special teams coach Darrin Chiaverini. Davis plays left tackle for his JUCO team and mentions that OL coach Lee Hays wants him at tackle, but I really could see Davis adding some depth at guard. At only 6'4", which is always funny to type since I'm 5'9", it seems like he could really excel inside, especially given his athleticism. Davis sets up as a wide base and he moves his feet well. Davis really doesn't get to exhibit much nastiness in terms drive blocking as his JUCO team seems to pass the ball quite a bit. Davis does stick with plays and I suppose the biggest question is his strength.

Shaquille, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!

The 2014 Class |

Player Position Ht/Wt School VTM Profile
Patrick Mahomes QB 6-3/198 Whitehouse (Whitehouse, TX) April 24, 2013
Justin Stockton RB 5-9/175 Steele (Cibolo, TX) January 21, 2013
Demarcus Felton RB 5-7/179 Dekaney (Spring, TX) April 18, 2013
Jakari Dillard WR 6-4/185 Princeton (Princeton, TX) August 13, 2012
Cameron Batson IR 5-9/165 Milwood (Oklahoma City, OK) April 23, 2013
Ian Sadler WR 5-11/192 Argyle (Argyle, TX) April 25, 2013
Byron Daniels WR 6-0/170 Madison (San Antonio, TX) May 8, 2013
Devin Lauderdale WR 5-11/170 Navarro College (Corsicana, TX) December 28, 2013
Justin Murphy OL 6-8/275 Belton (Belton, TX) June 10, 2013
Robert Castaneda OL 6-5/315 Round Rock (Round Rock, TX) June 10, 2013
Dontae Levingston OL 6-5/285 Santa Monica C.C. (Santa Monica, CA) December 22, 2013
Dominique Robertson OL 6-5/300 Riverside C.C. (Riverside, CA) January 27, 2014
Shaquille Davis OL 6-4/320 Mt. San Antonio C.C. (Walnut, CA) February 3, 2014
Keland McElrath DT 6-5/290 Coahoma C.C. (Clarksdale, MS) September 25, 2013
Marcus Smith DT 6-3/305 Highland C.C. (Highland, KS) December 15, 2013
Rika Levi DT 6-2/350 College of San Mateo (San Mateo, CA) January 16, 2014
Brandon Thorpe DT/DE 6-5/275 Highland C.C. (Highland, KS) January 19, 2014
LaDarrius Kidd DT 6-3/275 Harrison Central (Gulfport, MS) January 23, 2014
Dakota Allen LB 6-2/225 Summer Creek (Humble, TX) August 17, 2013
Tevin Madison CB 5-10/160 Fayette County (Fayette, AL) April 26, 2013
Derrick Dixon S 5-9/187 Skyline (Dallas, TX) June 19, 2013
Joseph Clark DB 5-9/180 Chapel Hill (Tyler, TX) July 28, 2013
Jah’Shawn Johnson DB 5-10/172 Ennis (Ennis, TX) August 13, 2013
Connor Wilson S 6-2/205 Argyle (Argyle, TX) September 18, 2013
Jamarcus Howard CB 5-11/190 Coffeyville C.C. (Coffeyville, KS) November 4, 2013
Josh Keys DB 6-2/190 Miss. Gulf Coast C.C. (Perkinston, MS) December 15, 2013
Payton Hendrix S 6-3/190 Bishop Dunne (Dallas, TX) December 27, 2013
Nigel Bethel CB 5-9/170 Booker T. Washington (Miami, FL) January 9, 2014