The big key to winning national championships nowadays is recruiting game-changing dynamic quarterbacks. Joe Burrow (1st overall), Trevor Lawrence (1st overall), Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa (5th overall and 2nd round), and DeShaun Watson (12th overall) have all been big-name draft picks and responsible for the past four national championships. Auburn, in a three-way battle for supremacy in the SEC West with Alabama and LSU, recruited a game-changing quarterback in Bo Nix. Nix became the first Auburn true freshman to start the season opener and was eventually named SEC Freshman of the year. He will have at least two more seasons to lead the Tigers to the promised land, but meanwhile, Auburn is already focused on bringing in more sensational talent under center.
Dematrius Davis is a four-star recruit out of Houston, Texas, and he’s rated as the sixth-best quarterback in his class. Nine days ago, he decommitted from Virginia Tech, a move that had been in the works for a few months. Auburn, who recruited Davis hard despite his verbal commitment to the Hokies. They even turned down two quarterbacks hoping to commit to Auburn, something that impressed Davis and factored into his decision. He also said his initial commitment to Virginia Tech was based on getting to play his first year, but he later decided the chance to play behind “someone like Bo Nix” for a year and compete for SEC and National Championships was worth it.
Davis’s commitment is a huge win for Auburn, who now has relative security at the quarterback position for the next five or six seasons, a spectacular rarity in college football.
Evansville Trasfer DeAndre Williams commits to Memphis
DeAndre Williams only played in 18 games due to injury in the 2019-2020 basketball season, but he starred for the Evansville Purple Aces, averaging 15.2 points per game as well as seven rebounds. Although he struggled in limited action after returning from injury, Williams, who scored 28 points in his final pre-injury contest, was a commodity on the transfer market after deciding to leave the hapless Purple Aces. Evansville went 0-18 in Missouri Valley play, ending the year on a 19-game losing streak. Thus, Williams announced he would be heading to Memphis, choosing the Tigers over Kentucky, Baylor, and Arkansas. He’ll be a big asset for Memphis, who is losing star freshman Precious Achiuwa to the draft.