Team: Class 6A Cedar Hill
Gunslinger: Avery Davis
2014 stats and end result: 3-6, 69 pass yards, 1 TD and Class 6A DII State Champion.
Avery Davis is heading into his junior year with only one touchdown pass. He’s been on the varsity team since his freshman year, living in the shadow of former two-time state champion signal-caller Justin McMillan (QB at LSU now). However, Davis is prepared to forge his own path at the helm of the Longhorn offense.
“Watch for our quarterback Avery Davis,” Cedar Hill head coach Joey McGuire said. “He knows our system, like Justin, he’ll make a name for himself. There is not going to be a moment next year that’s too big for him. He’s been in a state game and played major minutes.”
During McGuire’s aforementioned state game, Davis threw a touchdown pass to former wideout DeMarkus Lodge (current Ole Miss WR) who tightroped the sidelines for the 61-yard score in last season’s Class 6A Division II state championship game. (skip to 0:40)
His coach obviously has high esteem for his commander of the offense. Under McGuire’s reign, he’s seen the likes of William Cole, who took home Cedar Hill’s first of three state championships in 2006. McGuire has been known to produce a fair amount of gunslingers at Cedar Hill and Davis will continue the tradition.
“I’m very fortunate to have backed up Justin,” Davis said. “I would just follow him around, watch how he leads. I know the concepts, I know I’m going to be a better leader to my teammates by watching him. I think it’s been really beneficial, but trust me, I’m going to make a name for myself.”
After spending some time speaking with Davis, he’s precocious. At such a young age, he is ready to lead his team to a possible three-peat.
— Avery Davis (@realaverydavis) July 12, 2015
This summer, he helped the Longhorns qualify for the State 7 on 7 championships held in College Station. This past weekend the young gunslinger fared quite well against the Lone Star State’s top-tier talent.
Now some of you might think TexasHSFootball is crazy for ranking a quarterback at No. 6 who has thrown less than 10 passes and a lone touchdown pass at the varsity level. We understand, we really do. However, just take a gander at his spring game highlight reel. This should give you a better understanding of what to expect from Cedar Hill’s offense these next two seasons.
The kid obviously has the talent. He currently holds offers from Texas Tech, Kansas, Oregon State, Utah State and SMU. With two more years of experience, Davis will certainly increase his recruiting stock.