Davis caps off whirlwind junior year with commitment to Mississippi State

By Tyler Tyre, Sports Editor
Posted 5/24/22

“It’s been crazy,” Davis said. “It really was just doing a lot of research, trying to figure out what the best fit was and at the end of the day, that was Mississippi State, I was really happy with everything there.”

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Davis caps off whirlwind junior year with commitment to Mississippi State

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The past 12 months have been a whirlwind for Seth Davis.

After winning a state championship as a sophomore, the Katy running back had offers rolling in from Division I programs, and since he waited to dive in to the recruiting process by focusing on football for his junior season, it made for a hectic few months after the season concluded where he visited as many programs as possible.

But through it all, Davis stayed the course and knew he would find his future home if he waited and stayed patient.

That patience paid off on Monday, as Davis committed to Mississippi State University, committing to join a Bulldogs program that he said felt like home from the moment he stepped on campus.

“They were already treating me like family right when I got there,” Davis said. “I was welcomed like one of their own and it was just an awesome experience. All their running backs ame and greeted me and I could tell it was an environment I wanted to be in.”

Davis has already accumulated over 4,000 yards and 28 touchdowns rushing over the course of his two varsity seasons, making it easy to see why programs like Mississippi State would be vying for his services at the collegiate level.

The junior picked the Bulldogs over The University of California, The University of Utah, The University of Missouri and Vanderbilt University.

Davis had originally committed to Duke in March before reopening his recruitment to other schools.

“It’s been crazy,” Davis said. “It really was just doing a lot of research, trying to figure out what the best fit was and at the end of the day, that was Mississippi State, I was really happy with everything there.”

In the Mike Leach offense at Mississippi State, running backs are required to do many different things and that’s a challenge that Davis is excited about. Running backs may not get as many touches on the ground as in other programs, but they are heavily involved in the passing game and must be good blockers to help out in pass protection when needed. Davis has focused on improving himself over the offseason and spring practice to help in all areas.

“I’ve been trying to just work on everything in my game, get bigger, get stronger, gain extra weight to gain more tackles,” Davis said. “And then another big thing has been working on my speed and my core as well, it will help me run past people, get in the open field and the strength will help with my blocking.”

It was important to Davis to get the recruitment process and his commitment done before the start of his senior season. He was set lofty goals for himself in his final high school season, wanting to rush for 3,000 yards on the year and up his touchdown tally from his junior year. But for Davis, only one goal truly matters.

“It was important for me to do this and get it done with before I went into summer and started the season,” Davis said. “It’s a relief, now the only thing I want to do is focus on Katy, focus on my team and help them go win another state championship.”

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