January 19, 2010

Is CB, Martinez Davis still committed to Army?

This past weekend saw Army commit, Martinez Davis take an official visit to Air Force. Although the talented corner was not accompanied by his parents, he did have a familiar face with him throughout the entire travel and visit itinerary.

Antonio Davis and I traveled out to Air Force together," said Davis, who attended the same school as Andrews, prior to Davis' family moving.

The real question that the Army coaching staff and fans want to know, did Davis' visit to the Air Force Academy sway his decision to become a Black Knight. It was back in August that the athletic cornerback indicated that it was the combination of playing football at Army and the prestigious West Point degree that played a significant role in his decision to commit to the Black Knights this morning. What also sold him was the attention he received from the coaching staff, especially from Coach Smeland and Coach Coaxum.

"I have been sitting down with my dad and mom and we have taken a look at West Point as college … not just the football team," Davis said back in August.

But fast forward to this weekend, where Davis shared about his visit to the Colorado based Air Force. "My visit went pretty good and I learned a lot about the academy," Davis declares. "It was beautiful out there … The mountains we nice."

So did the prospect out of Madisonville (KY) Madisonville North Hopkins High School change his commitment to the Black Knights?

I still have my commitment to Army.

- CB, Martinez Davis

"I still have my commitment to Army, although they (Air Force) tried to get me to commit," says a laughing Davis. "They said if I understand the future, am I ready to jump on board, but they have always been asking me that."

With the Air Force visit under his belt, the 5-foot-10, 175 pound cornerback can now concentrate his upcoming visits to Eastern Illinois and Army. Although according to Davis, he may skip the visit to Eastern Illinois, which will leave Army as his final visit on January 29th.

Unlike his visit to Air Force, Davis will have his dad on his visit, but also will be flying out with Andrews once again. "We are visiting Army at the same time and we have talked about playing together," Davis shares. "But we have talked about what we want versus what we need."

So, what are Davis' expectations for visit to Army? "I'm hoping that the facilities are nice and that overall they can top Air Force," says a chuckling Davis.

Davis has also kept his eyes on the progress of the Black Knights' 2010 recruiting class. "I was reading that they picked up several other recruits and that looks very good."


Davis' recent travel partner and Mr. Kentucky (football) Antonio Andrews, was quick to point out that he did not commit to Air Force, where he remains very open when it comes to his recruiting and stated that his decision will come on February 3rd.

"My visit to Air Force was fun, but I did not commit at all," states the very athletic quarterback.

Andrews, who visited Louisville two weeks ago, walked away from his visit with the Cardinals with an offer, but came away with a similar reaction to his Air Force visit. "Louisville was fun, but I don't know about them.

With two more visits to go, I have a visit to Western Kentucky and then Army. I grew up around Western Kentucky, so I know them and I'm looking forward to seeing Army."

GoBlackKnights.com will continue to follow the progress of both Davis & Andrews all the way up until signing day.

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