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Battling Back From Injury, '12 Recruit Matt Davis Prepares For Comeback

Mike PendletonCorrespondent IOctober 11, 2010

He's got it all: heart, desire, talent, leadership, and common sense. Those are just a few of the many great characteristics that junior quarterback Matt Davis from Klein Forest High School (Houston, TX) can be attributed with.

The 6'2" 198-pound dual threat quarterback has missed most of his season due to a torn ACL that he suffered in the first game of the season. Good news for Davis is that the doctors already notice good signs. "They say recovering a month-two months ahead of schedule. I've only been out of surgery for about a month and a half and they can really see the progression."

It may be what Davis does outside of football which is attributing to his speedy recovery. "Outside of football I'm focusing on being a great student and a community leader, going to church and helping out in anyway I can. My faith is a big part of who I am, which motivates me to be the best."

Back to football. While Davis is out he is the team's biggest cheerleader and says "I know they can do it without me, we have great chemistry. I have faith in these guys and I know they will do whatever it takes to win." When he's not cheering his team on, he's watching film and recovering. Yes, he's watching film.

"I may not need to know about schools this year but the more film I watch, the more I learn. I just want to get better."

Coming off a sophomore season in which Davis had one game where he had a total of 465 all-purpose yards (292 passing, 173 rushing) Davis was one of the top 2012 recruits at the quarterback position. "I know that my play will make the schools realize that I'm not going to let anything hold me back. I love football and will leave my heart on the field if that's what it takes."

Determination for Davis, who will certainly be a name to remember. Already receiving offers from Arizona, Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, Iowa, LSU, Oklahoma St, Oregon, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and Tulsa. Davis will make his case as one of the top, if not the top quarterback starting next year for the 2011-2012 season. 

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