Texas A&M got a huge pickup this weekend when five-star center Tyler Davis chose the Aggies over powerhouse programs like Kansas, Florida, and Arizona, all who had scholarship offers. However, Davis announced via Twitter yesterday that he would be joining the Aggies in 2015.
Davis will likely be the biggest player for Kennedy’s program since DeAndre Jordan, and that’s both figuratively and literally. At 6’10”, 270 pounds, Davis is one of the physically biggest recruits for next season. Currently ranked 21st on ESPN, Davis is 6th among centers and will be staying in his home state next season.
Despite his big size, Davis has actually lost over 30 pounds in an effort to get into better shape. His wide frame makes him hard to defend and he has a developing array of post moves. His huge frame also makes him a solid defender, and he’s learning to better defend and stay out of foul trouble, always a problem for a big man like Davis.
In fact, one of his biggest positives is his potential. He remains committed to losing weight and getting in better shape while growing his offensive game. His offense extends out to 15-feet and he’s willing to develop his game.
Davis joins center Chris Harris, a four-star recruit also out of Texas, with the Aggies program, two big gets for Kennedy.