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Temple Football Recruiting: Owls Land Georgia High School Prospect Paul Davis

Matt Rhule has quietly assembled a stellar recruiting class.
Matt Rhule has quietly assembled a stellar recruiting class.USA TODAY Sports
John LambContributor IFebruary 1, 2013

Lost in the hubbub of Zaire Williams flipping from West Virginia to Temple is the fact that head coach Matt Rhule landed another verbal commitment in the form of linebacker/safety Paul Davis out of Cairo High School in Cairo, Ga.

The Owls were his first and only FBS offer as he previously only had interest from the likes of Coastal Carolina and UT-Chattanooga.

Two weeks ago Michael Carvell of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote that Davis, who measures in at 6'0, 200 pounds, is one of the most under-the-radar recruits in the state of Georgia.

Davis is 5-foot-10, 210 pounds and the complete definition of a football player. I had him at Rising Seniors last year and MVP Camp, he held his own against the best. Just picked up a recent offer from Temple, but I think there is a ton of schools in the South missing on him. He is a watch the tape no brainer offer for some schools not too far from him. He runs a 4.5 flat and also  had over 100 tackles and ran for over a 1,000 yard this year.

247Sports.com has Davis listed as a 3-star athlete while Scout.com lists him as a 2-star. Again, Rhule has proven that he doesn’t care about how the scouting services grade a prospect; he reviews the tape and trusts his instincts.

His recruiting tape has a lot of offensive highlights as well, but I must say that his speed and his ability to get into the backfield is very impressive. Davis is a very intriguing prospect going forward.

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