Video: Ben Davis Top 5 Plays5-star recruit will likely stay in Alabama for college.Ben Davis
, the fast and menacing 6-foot-3, 240-pound linebacker at the Gordo (Ala.)
, has more than 20 college offers.
Among his suitors are LSU, Georgia, Florida State, Miami and Notre Dame. But no one for a second believes he's leaving Alabama.
Of the 25 experts who predicted
his choice of school through the 247Sports Crystal Ball, 25 believe he'll sign to Alabama in February. Davis, who is ranked the third best linebacker in the country and is the No. 19 recruit overall by 247Sports, will be at The Opening this week in Beaverton, Ore.
If Davis shocks most and doesn't pick the Crimson Tide, then he'll likely head to Alabama's other perennial power, Auburn. Don't count on that however. Davis' father Wayne was Alabama's career tackle leader before a short NFL career with the Rams.
Wayne was a legendary figure in the same town of Gordo (population 2,000), which is 30 minutes west of Tuscaloosa. He's told his son in no uncertain terms where to attend college.
"I made it clear with Ben than he needs to go to Alabama," Wayne told tide991.com
. "I made it clear with Ben also that I want him to go around and look at other schools and make up his own mind." Look for MaxPreps coverage from Chris Stonebraker and Scott Hargrove this week at The Opening.