Deoundrei Davis attended the U.S. Army All-American Bowl as a
spectator as a freshman. Then and there Davis told a friend, who currently
serves in the U.S. Army, that he would one day participate in the game.
There have been a lot of hard days, and there has been some doubt here and
there, but Davis never wavered in his desire. Friday, in front of his peers at
Cypress (Texas) Cy Woods, the standout linebacker reached his goal as he was
presented as a U.S. Army All-American.
"It's a great honor to be considered one of the best and be able to play in the
Army All-American game. It's an unbelievable honor and I'm proud of it," Davis
Following his junior season, as buzz began to build about the 6-foot-3,
215-pound linebacker, Davis began to think he had a chance to play in the
Alamodome in San Antonio. Still, when he was told of his selection he could not
believe it. Who could blame him? As a linebacker, becoming an Army All-American
put Davis among the likes of Derrick Johnson, Brian Cushing, Brandon Spikes and
"That's another honor to be among those names and be considered to be in their
league as a player," Davis said.
Over the course of his career, Davis has had many honors bestowed upon him. He
is a four-star, Rivals100 prospect. Oklahoma, LSU and
Alabama each offered scholarships. For Davis, the Army All-American
honor is up there with the top of the top honors he has ever received.
"This is right after getting a scholarship from the University of Texas and
being able to go there," Woods said. "This is so far one of the best things to
happen to me in my high school career."
Since committing to Mack Brown and the Texas Longhorns in February
schools have continued to pursue, but Davis has been unwavering in his pledge.
"I am 100-percent Texas and that is not going to change," Davis said. "The
tradition and being able to play there and represent my state where I was raised
is a dream come true."
As he stood at the podium with his Army All-American jersey on, Davis still had
trouble putting his feelings into words. Another day, another dream fullfilled.
"It's a surreal feeling to see my dreams coming true as I planned them from a
young kid to now," Davis said. "It's incredible."