It's the calm before the storm for Texas big man Bryan Davis. The 6-foot-8, 225-pound power forward from Grand Prairie (Texas) High School is getting settled into his senior season and his recruitment is about the same as it was prior to the summer travel circuit. Things won't be quiet for too much longer since he's one of the top uncommitted big man left on the board.
"Right now things are pretty much still the same as it's always been," Davis said.
And he's not kidding. After an up and down July, Davis has a list that looks the same as it did in April. The No. 47 ranked player in the class of 2006 said North Carolina, Connecticut, Texas, Texas A&M, Georgia Tech and Kansas are all still in hot pursuit.
Playing with Texas Blue Chips in Las Vegas and having a solid showing at the ABCD camp, Davis said he took a peek or two in the stands to see what coaches were watching him in action.
"I saw them all the time. You can't miss them standing right under the goal," Davis said. "Especially Texas and Texas A&M."
The No. 11 ranked power forward in the country is familiar with the two state schools, making unofficial visits to the Big 12 schools in the past. Davis has already taken the standardized test required for college and he's eligible to take all five of his official visits but nothing is set in stone just yet he said.
"I haven't even thought about visits. I want to get my senior year off to a good start," Davis said. "I'll worry about the visits in the next two to three weeks. I'll break down my list sooner or later."
As of the better shot-blockers in the senior class and top available big men on the board, the high-majors will certainly make a good sell when Davis does make it onto their respective campuses. Davis said the visits won't carry as much weight though in the decision making process.
"They won't be that important. I'm basically looking at a place where I can have the opportunity to contribute right away," Davis said. "They have all said that I can come in there and play at least half the game as a freshman. I'll get good minutes."