This time of year, if you are uncommitted and you are a skilled big man, you suddenly become a popular guy. Bryan Davis always has been a popular guy with the high-majors though. The 6-foot-8, 225-pound power forward from Grand Prairie (Texas) High School has already visited two in-state schools and the rush of other programs coming in to recruit him could happen if he doesn't ink in November.
Davis, the No. 47 ranked player in the class of 2006, has watched his fellow big men commit almost on a daily clip. But he has taken a slow approach to the recruiting process.
Making official visits to Texas A&M and Texas in consecutive weeks, Davis is looking hard at the two Big 12 schools. Ask him to compare the two and it's hard to find a separating factor he says.
"I had a real good time at both. They both have really nice facilities and all of the coaches were cool," Davis said. "I liked them both a lot."
With the early signing period quickly approaching, Davis said he's not even sure he if he'll make his big decision any time soon.
"I'm not sure what I'm going to do or if I'm going to sign early," Davis said. "I'm kind of sitting back and seeing what happens with different teams like who's going and who's coming."
Other than watching the depth charts, NBA draft rumblings and 2006 commitments, Davis said he's still not sure what he'll do. Believe him when he says that, too.
In the event he doesn't sign early, Davis said he realizes more schools will come into the picture. He still lists Kansas and Georgia Tech as potential places he could land.
"I haven't thought too much about it. I've been busy with school," Davis said.
Throw into the equation that his Gophers squad starts practice on Wednesday. Davis, one of the few seniors, is looking forward to getting the season started.