Football Recruiting

Marcus Davis: Going the Extra Mile

When football season kicks off, Clear Creek’s Marcus Davis will likely be considered the top cornerback in the Lone Star State and one of the best in the country. He may have already proved himself on the football field, but Davis isn’t satisfied just yet.
Marcus Davis racked up 47 tackles and two interceptions as a junior, earning First Team All-District honors and scholarship offers from Big 12 powerhouses like Texas, Oklahoma and Texas A&M. In the end, Davis decided to roll with the Longhorns after a junior day visit in early February. The recruiting process may be over for the Clear Creek star, but he has still been busy in both the weight room and the classroom this summer.

“I pretty much stayed in the weight room and I went to summer school,” Davis said. “I took an English class so I can graduate early. If I wasn’t in the classroom, I was working out or trying to improve my technique.”

Davis hopes that the extra work he put in during the summer months will make him even more dominant on the football field. He feels like he has improved from both a mental and physical standpoint.

“Since my junior year, I feel like I understand the game a lot better,” Davis said. “My soft coverage has improved. I have always been a physical corner, but my soft coverage has really come a long way. I just feel much more comfortable.”

Davis also feels like his breaking speed and power have improved since his junior season and this was clearly evident at UT’s summer camp in June, where he went up against some of the Lone Star State’s best wide receivers in one-on-ones.

“In my one-on-ones, I felt like I shut them all down,” Davis said. “Emory Blake was there and the wide receiver from Allen, (Uzoma) Nwachukwu was there. It pretty much showed me that I was ready for camp.”

When asked about other commits that impressed at camp, Davis quickly mentioned Houston Eisenhower wide receiver Greg Timmons.

“Greg Timmons stood out a lot,” Davis said. “We went up against each other in one-on-ones. He ran a lot of deep routes and showed good break away speed.”

Davis enjoyed spending time with his fellow commitments during his camp visit and plans on catching back up with them this fall during game day.