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No. 5 high school sports story of 2014-2015 season: Blue Springs’ Davis twins take football, track and field skills to Nebraska

Twin brothers Khalil (left) and Carlos Davis are ranked by Rivals.com as the best defensive players in Missouri for the 2015 class. They will take their football talents, as well as track and field skills, to the University of Nebraska.
Twin brothers Khalil (left) and Carlos Davis are ranked by Rivals.com as the best defensive players in Missouri for the 2015 class. They will take their football talents, as well as track and field skills, to the University of Nebraska. dpulliam@kcstar.com

As the top-ranked defensive players in Missouri, Blue Springs High School twin defensive linemen Carlos and Khalil Davis garnered heavy college football recruitment last season.

Twice.

The Davis twins originally committed to Nebraska on March 1, 2014, but they reopened their recruitment in early December after the Cornhuskers fired head coach Bo Pelini. Carlos told The Star that Nebraska was out of the running for their services, and they scheduled a visit to Missouri.

But new Nebraska coach Mike Riley made the trip to Blue Springs the following week, and the two signed with the Huskers, after all.

“It’s glamorous because you have a lot of coaches talking to you, and everybody loves to be wanted,” Khalil said on signing day in February. “But we were ready for it all to be over. We didn’t want (our recruitment) to open back up in the first place.”

That’s only half their story.

As highly touted as Khalil and Carlos were on the football field last season — and they’re ranked by Rivals.com as the best defensive players in the state for the 2015 class — it might not even be their best sport.

Carlos won the Missouri Class 5 state title in the discus and shot put last month, and Khalil finished second in both events. Carlos recorded the top high school discus throw in the nation — 214 feet, 4 inches — for the second straight year.

They both plan to participate on the Nebraska track and field team.

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