Fort Bend Bush cornerback Chad Davis has committed to UNT. I just got off the phone with Davis, who confirmed that he committed on Christmas Day.
Davis is arguably the top player UNT has received a commitment from so far for the Class of 2013. He had offers from a host of schools, including Texas Tech, Utah State, UTEP, San Jose State and UTSA.
Davis was a first-team All-District 23-5A selection in each of the last two years. He was recruited by Noah Joseph and Kent Riddle.
“They gave me a chance to play early and I really like campus, the facilities and the coaches,” Davis said. “I also like that North Texas is going to Conference USA. My family will be able to see me play at close places like Rice and Tulane.”
ESPN rated Davis No. 51 on its list of the top cornerbacks in the Class of 2013. ESPN has Davis rated as a three-star prospect. Rivals also has Davis rated as a three-star player.
Davis, who is 5-10 and 171 pounds, could have a chance to play right away at UNT, which headed into recruiting season looking for a way to bolster its defensive secondary that struggled at times last season.
Kilgore College cornerback James Jones committed to UNT and signed with the Mean Green at the semester break. Jones is a mid-term transfer who is expected to play right away.
Davis will give UNT another option at a position in flux after Freddie Warner tore his ACL in spring practice and again during the recovery process after surgery, putting his future in question.
UNT started converted redshirt freshman running back Zac Whitfield and junior Hilbert Jackson at cornerback all season. UNT allowed 251.9 passing yards a game on the year. Davis could have the opportunity to help UNT improve that total as a freshman in the fall.