Davis Getting Calls

Davis Getting Calls

Laurel High School is having a tremendous season this year. The Tornadoes have a chance to make a deep run in the 4A state playoffs. The straw that stirs the drink for Laurel is quarterback Akeem Davis.

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"Everything is going good so far," said Davis. "I have no complaints about anything. We're having a good year."

Laurel is 6-1 and they have run the gauntlet of playing their Jones County neighbors. Davis reports that knowing that so many other schools are gunning for them makes their team more focused.

"I think it makes us a better team," said Akeem. "It makes us work harder in the weight room. It makes us run our sprints harder. It makes us practice harder and it makes us do better in the classroom. It's a real positive thing."

One of the best things about Davis is his poise. The talented quarterback claims that his ability to remain clam in a crisis was not something that came naturally.

"It's something you develop once you become a quarterback," said Akeem. "You can't learn it. It's something that comes to you as grow as a quarterback. In a close game you can make a mistake that costs the team and it hurts, but you have to be able to get over it."

Akeem is enjoying taking the snaps as a prepster, but he will be lining up elsewhere at the next level.

"Everybody is talking about me playing cornerback or free safety," said Davis. "I am getting calls from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Memphis and Southern Miss. Auburn, LSU, Illinois, Army and a lot of other schools are writing me. No one is really talking about me playing quarterback."

Akeem feels that a pair of instate schools may be the first to come through with a scholarship offer.

"I think Southern Miss or Ole Miss may be the schools that offer first," said Akeem. "I am just not sure about all of that, but those two schools call me most frequently."

Davis is expected to qualify easily and in addition to being the starting quarterback, Akeem is also the student body president.

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