Former Auburn running back Stephen Davis is one of the school’s all-time greats, rushing for over 2,800 yards and 30 touchdowns in this Tigers career. Now, his son has a chance to add his name to the annals of Auburn football history as well. Davis’ son, Stephen Jr., has committed to Auburn.
I have officially committed to Auburn University! I would like to thank my parents, my coaches and The Lord! #WarEagle
— Stephen davis (@Mr_davis02) August 4, 2014
According to AL.com, Davis was a bit apprehensive about choosing his father’s alma mater at first, but warmed to the idea after meeting coach Gus Malzahn.
Back when he was offered by Auburn last summer, Stephen Davis Jr. was a little slow to warm to the school where his dad starred as a running back in the 1990s.
“My dad’s trying to talk me into it, but I don’t know,” he told AL.com of Auburn at a 7-on-7 tournament in Hoover last July. “I’ll have to think about it.”
…Davis met with Auburn receivers coach Dameyune Craig, who played at Auburn as the same time as his dad, and defensive line coach Rodney Garner, who actually recruited Davis Sr. to Auburn. Most impressive, however, was the time he spent with head coach Gus Malzahn.
“He’s a great coach, great coach,” the younger Davis told 247Sports of Malzahn. “I could see me playing for him.”
It didn’t hurt that Stephen and his father were at Jordan-Hare Stadium for one of the most miraculous Auburn victories in history.
He and his father, who rushed for 2,811 yards and 30 TDs for Auburn from 1993-95, were also at Jordan Hare Stadium for the Iron Bowl in November.
“It was amazing,” Davis Sr. told 247Sports of the game. “I enjoyed it, especially seeing Alabama get beat.”
Davis is a four star prospect based on 247Sports composite rankings.