The 2012 Texas Longhorns need playmakers at the wide receiver position. Mike Davis looks to fill that role.
Less than nine months ago, Davis was considering giving up football. The game was not fun anymore. Although his numbers were not bad in 2011 (45 catches, 609 yards but only one TD), Davis struggled to find consistency on and off the field. Darius White, who roomed with Davis, has since transferred to Missouri and White was known to be a locker room distraction on the Texas team.
Davis has rediscovered the zest and desire that he displayed as a prep star in Dallas, which led him to being a highly sought-after recruit in 2009. By all reports coming out of Longhorn camp, Davis has consistently shown the ability to make plays and has even taken on a leadership role among the receivers. The chemistry has developed between Davis and sophomore quarterback David Ash that, when coupled with Jaxon Shipley and Marquise Goodwin, gives the Texas offense a chance to vastly improve on last year’s passing totals.
Simply put, Davis is having fun at football again. Ash has to feel a little more comfortable with this new-found weapon and so should Texas fans.