NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Family ties to Alabama keep Davis solid with Auburn

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Family ties to Alabama keep Davis solid with Auburn
NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Family ties to Alabama keep Davis solid with Auburn (Copyright (c) 2020 VYPE - All rights reserved)

HOUSTON – Growing up in Mobile, Alabama, which is roughly three and a half hours from both Auburn and Tuscaloosa – the homes to Auburn University and the University of Alabama – Dematrius Davis Sr. grew up a fan of really both teams.

His favorite player for the Crimson Tide was Bobby Humphrey. His favorite for the Tigers was Bo Jackson. But now, he has a new favorite player amongst his home state teams – his son, Dematrius Davis Jr.

The North Shore quarterback and two-time state champion made it official with Auburn on Wednesday morning signing with the Tigers.

"Our family is diehard War Eagle or Roll Tide fans," Davis Sr. said. "So, either school was good."


In a household that cheered "Roll Tide" and "War Eagle" for all these years, it is special that the Davis family will now have a player in the heralded Iron Bowl game.

"Iron Bowl is going to be big," Davis Sr. said.

Another member of the Davis family that was on-hand for his signing was Davis Jr's grandmother Josephine Simpson-Smith, who graduated from Williamson High School in Mobile, Alabama.