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Salems La Tony Davis Commits

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"Verdana","sans-serif";color:black;background:white'>For years, the Salem
class=SpellE>SunDevils have been one of the tougher teams to beat on the
gridiron in Hampton Roads. A bevy of
prospects have come out of the Virginia Beach school and gone on to play at the
next level. One FCS program hopes it
scooped up a gem in Class of 2015 defensive back
normal'>La Tony Davis.

"Verdana","sans-serif";color:black;background:white'>The 5-foot-10, 170-pound
Davis has given a verbal commitment to Coach
normal'>Marty Fine and the Bryant
University Bulldogs out of the Northeast Conference in Rhode Island.

"Verdana","sans-serif";color:black;background:white'>Davis, who was invited to
Duke's Junior Day earlier this month and was courted by the Blue Devils, took
an unofficial visit to Bryant in late April.
He says that he wasn't looking at too many other schools outside of
Bryant to play his College Football.

"Verdana","sans-serif";color:black;background:white'>"The coaches are down to
Earth and the area is an area that I feel I can grow at, plus the coaches said
I will be getting early playing time and the number five," Davis told VirginiaPreps.com.
style=> "The coaches like that I'm aggressive and
that I can help create a lot of turnovers, which will keep the offense on the
field."

"Verdana","sans-serif";color:black;background:white'>Last season as a junior,
Davis recorded roughly 60 total tackles, 12 pass breakups, three forced fumbles,
three fumble recoveries and two interceptions.  In Salem's 36-7 region
playoff win over Kempsville, he had an 83-yard
interception return for a touchdown.
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Davis was named Second Team All-Beach District
for a SunDevils team that finished 11-3 overall, one
win away from reaching the Group 5A State Championship game, and gave up only
seven points to each of their four playoff opponents.
style=> He's the second Salem player from the Class
of 2015 to commit, joining fellow defensive back
normal'>D.J. Davis (Old Dominion).
They have three others with scholarship offers in three-star defensive
end Trevon Hill, TE/DE
class=SpellE>Nijee
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normal'>Army Motu'apuaka.

"Verdana","sans-serif";color:black;background:white'>"LaTony
is a little different than D.J. He's
more of that Deion Sanders type, flamboyant with some swag to him and is going
to look the part. LaTony's
a good player and a lot of the I-AA schools liked him and showed an interest in
him," remarked Salem Head Football Coach Robert
Jackson.

"Verdana","sans-serif";color:black;background:white'>"He's got good
class=GramE>hips, good feet and hopefully we'll give him a chance to
show what he can do this coming season.
As a corner, he's a natural out there.
He's got no problem coming up striking, and that's one of the things the
coaches notice. Plus if you're scared to
tackle or hit, you can't play here."

"Verdana","sans-serif";color:black;background:white'>Bryant University has
played all of its games the past two seasons in the Northeast portion of the
country with road games in Connecticut, Maine, New York and Pennsylvania.
style=> Under Coach Fine, the Bulldogs have gone
62-46 in ten seasons, posting a 5-7 mark last year.
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"Verdana","sans-serif";color:black;background:white'>Davis is looking to
increase his productivity level for a SunDevils team
that is among the top contenders for the Group 5A State Championship.

"Verdana","sans-serif";color:black;background:white'>"I want to be All-State
instead of just getting All-Beach. I
also want to get more interceptions next season, force more fumbles and get
more fumble recoveries," Davis commented.
style=> " I want to leave a
name for myself after this season, receiving a ring and be able to see Coach
Jackson proud of his boys."

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Highlights on HUDL Here ***

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