Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Gordo's Ben Davis Signs with Alabama

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Gordo's Ben Davis Signs with Alabama

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GORDO | Gordo High School linebacker Ben Davis signed with the University of Alabama on Wednesday morning in front of a large crowd in the high school gymnasium.

Davis placed Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Notre Dame and LSU baseball caps out on the table in front of him. He received big cheers from the crowd when, instead of picking up one of the hats, he pulled a houndstooth hat out from underneath the table and put it on while he announced his decision to sign with the Crimson Tide.

"I just woke up, went with my first gut," Davis said. "I was really sweating it between Auburn and Alabama, those were my real top two. I had a great visit (at Auburn) this past weekend, but I am just relieved and ready to get back to work."

When asked what Alabama is getting out of Ben Davis, he said: "Alabama is getting a tough, hard-nosed linebacker, big, that likes to run and likes to make tackles. …

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