By Gerald Lacey
Carver Heights Quarterback Club
November 2, 2011
LEESBURG - 2011 Under Armour All-American OLB Noor Davis will make a official visit to the University of Alabama this weekend. Leesburg (Fla.) four-star linebacker Noor Davis, a Stanford commitment, is expected to take an official visit to Alabama, on Nov. 4, and Southern Cal, on Nov. 25 Davis will get a chance to watch #1 LSU take on #2 Alabama at Bryant Denny Stadium.
What is a Official Visit? Official visit is a prospective student-athlete's visit to a college campus paid for by the college. The college can pay for transportation to and from the college, room and meals (three per day) while visiting and reasonable entertainment expenses, including three complimentary admissions to a home athletics contest. NCAA recruiting bylaws limit the number of official visits a recruit may take to five.
The Alabama-LSU game in Tuscaloosa on Saturday night will be one of the toughest tickets ever for a game at Bryant Denny. Not only will it be a tough ticket for fans, but word is that number prospects that have contacted UA wanting to visit for the game could exceed the number Bama can host. Davis high on every schools wish list won't have that problem he is a guest of the University of Alabama this weekend.
Look no further than the forecast of coverage to best illustrate the hype engulfing No. 1 LSU vs. No. 2 Alabama. Crimson Tide officials anticipate approving approximately 600 media credentials for Saturday's game, the Birmingham News reports.
According to an Alabama media relations staff member, approximately 350 credentials are granted for an "average" Alabama home game, the newspaper said. That number balloons to about 450 when the Crimson Tide play host to either Auburn or Tennessee, the official said.
At last check, the most expensive tickets for this Saturday’s Greatest Game Ever Played That Hasn’t Been Played Yet are going for $5,000 apiece on StubHub. If that’s a bit out of your price range, the cheapest tickets are going for $317 (but act fast because by the time this blog is posted, they’ll probably have gone up).
San Francisco Giant pitcher Brian Wilson, a former LSU hurler, is trying to get a sideline pass. Could Snoop Dogg, who has befriended LSU coach Les Miles, be far behind?
"We're expecting the celebrity requests to start coming in soon," Alabama associate athletic director Doug Walker said.
|#12 OLB Noor Davis|
"I have a visit scheduled to Alabama next weekend and USC for November 25th," Noor Davis said. "As of right now, that is it. I think that is it for now."
Davis will be visiting a stadium where another former Yellow Jacket made a name for himself during his All-American career. Wayne Hamilton was All-SEC and All-American at Alabama under the legendary Paul "Bear" Bryant. Hamilton teams went 34-2 while he was at Alabama and won two National Championships. Hamilton was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the 1980 NFL draft.
Davis has also previously unofficially visited an in-state school during the season.
Davis said he may eventually take an official visit to UF, but he is not sure yet.
The 6-foot-4, 225-pound linebacker committed in May so he could focus more on his new high school team. Shortly after the announcement, he transferred from The Villages to Leesburg High. He made the decision before he had taken a visit to Palo Alto, Calif., but a mid-June trip out west solidified his choice.
"I went to Florida earlier this year," Noor Davis said. "It was a very competitive atmosphere. I got to enjoy a game so I witness just how competitive with the speed, the tenacity, that they played with, and the tempo of the college game. I am trying to implement that into my high school game. The coaches there honor my commitment to Stanford but they really made me feel welcomed and want me to join their program."
Davis was a relative unknown until his highlight hit you-tube this spring. Once his film was put out there, colleges saw his physical talent off the field and then realized Davis was getting it done off the field (4.0GPA) as well, Davis became a hot commodity. He is a big guy that can play both the run and pass. He will most likely end up at SAM backer in college.
Carver Heights Quarterback Club
November 2, 2011
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