August 26, 2009

CB, Martinez Davis commits to Army

The combination of playing football at Army and the prestigious West Point degree played a significant role in Martinez Davis' decision to commit to the Black Knights this morning. What also sold him was the attention he received from the coaching staff, especially from Coach Smeland and Coach Coaxum.

"I have been sitting down with my dad and mom and we have taken a look at West Point as college … not just the football team," says the newest member of the 2010 Army recruiting class.

"We were so impressed with the Forbes article that ranked West Point as the number one ranked college in the country. Being a West Point graduate and with a West Point degree … that really sits right with me.

And the coaches … I'm so comfortable with the coaches right now. They call all the time and just have showed me a lot of love and that's what I'm looking for."

It was only recently that the 5-foot-10, 172 pound cornerback received his offer from Army and from that point on it was really hard for him to shake that feeling of becoming a Black Knight.

So when Coach Coaxum called him this morning, the prospect out of Kentucky shared the good news with the Army cornerback coach. "Coach Coaxum and I were talking this morning," Davis recalls. "He asked me if any other schools are beating down the door. I said, no coach, I'm not worried about any other schools coach, I'm a Black Knight. He said that's absolutely great and that's exactly what I want to hear."

Davis will be taking his official visit to the West Point campus for the Vanderbilt game. "We will come Friday before the camp to view the campus, get to know the players, coaches, and see all the facilities," confirms Martinez.

Davis, who is out of Madisonville (KY) Madisonville North Hopkins High School, had a busy first game. He registered 14 tackles, 10 of which were solos, although North Hopkins came up short, as they fell to Murray 21-6.

Although Davis is committed to assisting his team to get back on track and he still has the state championship as his goal, he also has one eye on Army's recruiting class. "I follow the recruiting and I know that two offensive linemen have committed so far," shares a laughing Davis, who was selected two weeks ago to the O-D (Offense-Defense) All-American Bowl.

Davis has quality speed and is very athletic. He has 4.56 forty to go with his growing frame, runs a 100M @ 11.4, has a 29.5 vertical, and has a max bench of 275 pounds.

Martinez Davis becomes the 3rd verbal commit to the Black Knights for the 2010 recruiting class.

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