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Meet the Seminoles’ Signees: TJ Davis

Diamond in the rough?

TJ Davis (Twitter)

TJ Davis is a 6’3 250 pound outside linebacker from Metter, GA.

The Class of 2020 prospect attends Metter High School and has an 84 rating (3*) from the 247 Sports Composite List. The sites consider him the 1,375th best player in the class (97th best OLB and 139th best player in Georgia).

Davis ended up choosing Florida State over offers from Arizona and Georgia Tech (all three offered in the final three weeks before Signing Day, seemingly signifying that he simply flew under-the-radar for most of his recruitment):

Davis said he eventually chose the Seminoles over the Yellow Jackets and Wildcats because when he visited Tallahassee.

“It was everything he expected and more,” he said. “I feel like the coaches can help me get what I want to achieve in life on and off the field—I just felt like I was home.”

And as for why he flew under-the-radar nationally? “[I] went to a school that didn’t win for my first two years, and the last year we started winning, [but] don’t sleep on little Metter—there [are] still some ballers.

We asked Davis to take us inside his official visit weekend:

“I learned a little bit of everything, such as history, tradition, and all about campus. I [also] got to see some of the defensive schemes and where I will be play.”

Davis was listed as an outside linebacker in high school, but he said the plan is for him to play defensive end once in college. He described himself as a “sack-master,” who’s “quick to get to the ball and pursue.” He looks up to J.J. Watt and Von Miller.

Ironically, the coach he connected with the most at Florida State was Odell Haggins due to their love of the outdoors. The defensive prospect loves casting a line and relaxing, as well as hitting the woods to hunt.

“He likes to fish like me, and he coaches very well to the point where I can understand how to do things—he’s just [a great] person to be around, and I know he’ll push me [past] my limits to make me the best I can be.”

Davis concluded by saying his goals are to get a degree, win a championship, and hopefully play in the NFL. However, if that doesn’t work out, he’s already planning out a possible other future — a job in real estate, selling land and houses, as his body will no longer be able to do “heavy-duty work.”