Former Auburn quarterback reveals transfer destination

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A former Auburn quarterback is staying in-state.

Dematrius Davis, who recently announced his intention to enter the transfer portal late last month, has found a home at Alabama State. Davis was set to enter Auburn’s quarterback competition this spring before transferring out of the program.

Davis’ decision to attend a Historically Black College or University, or an HBCU, is not unprecedented. More higher-ranked recruits have made decisions to attend HBCUs in recent years, with five-star cornerback Travis Hunter committing to Jackson State to play for Deion Sanders and, on the basketball side, five-star center Markur Maker committing to play for Howard University in 2020.

Davis himself was four-star recruit coming out of high school in Texas, where he was the 24th ranked quarterback and 35th ranked Texan in the 2021 class. Davis didn’t play for Auburn last year, and he was expected to be in the mix in the Tigers’ quarterback battle this spring before leaving the Plains. Davis was the winningest quarterback in Texas high school history when he signed on to play for Alabama at the end of 2020.

With the commitment, Alabama State will get the highest recruit it has ever signed in school history. Davis will try to lead the Hornets to a better record than they managed last year when they finished 5-6 in the SWAC and lost to the Auburn Tigers in a 62-0 shutout.

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