Twins from Blue Springs commit to play football at Nebraska
03/01/2014 6:14 PM
03/01/2014 9:14 PM
Two recruits for the price of one.
Twin brothers Khalil and Carlos Davis — both defensive tackles at Blue Springs High School — committed to Nebraska on Saturday during an unofficial visit to Lincoln.
Missouri, Kansas and Kansas State had also extended offers to the twin linemen, who are both ranked among the top-six players in Missouri for the Class of 2015.
“For a while, I was thinking Missouri might be it, but once Nebraska started showing interest, I got to know Nebraska really well,” Carlos said. “My uncle played there, and I know it’s right for us.”
Early into their recruitment, the Davis brothers voiced their preference to attend the same school, turning their recruitment into a highly sought packaged deal.
Nebraska offered the two players in January, two months after they were part of a fierce defensive line that helped Blue Springs win its second straight Missouri Class 6 state championship.
“It was very important for us to stick together,” Khalil said. “We always look after each other. And in football, we just play a lot better when we’re together. We have a chemistry when we play together (that) is unstoppable.”
Khalil, the fourth-ranked prospect in the state, recorded 60 tackles (26 for losses) and four sacks last year. Carlos, the sixth-ranked prospect, had 57 tackles (16 for losses) and 3 1/2 sacks. Carlos also scored two touchdowns.
Last month, three Blue Springs seniors — tailback Dalvin Warmack, safety Kaleb Prewett and outside linebacker Elijah Lee — signed with Kansas State.