Eagles' LB Davis commits

With preseason practice for his senior season just under way, Zach Davis made a decision Monday regarding a little further in the future.

The Collins Hill linebacker secured his football future, making a verbal commitment to Tulane over offers from eight other Division I and I-AA programs.

The 6-foot, 200-pound rising senior visited the Green Wave's campus in New Orleans in June and had made several other visits this summer, but decided Tulane was the program for him.

"I love the coaching staff there and what they had to offer in terms of academics," said Davis, who also had offers from Ohio, Toledo, Bowling Green, Samford, Central Michigan, Kent State, South Alabama and Western Carolina. "And their recruiting class so far looks like we can help them turn things around there."

Davis figures to bring plenty of physical play and versatility to Tulane after a junior season that saw him finish as Collins Hill's second-leading tackler with 111 combined stops, as well as adding two sacks and an interception.

He is the second Eagles senior to make a verbal commitment to college, joining running back Charles Perkins, who committed to Georgia Tech even before National Signing Day for last year's class in February.

"We're happy for Zach," Collins Hill coach Billy Wells said. "He did a great job for us last year and he's worked hard this offseason. We're expecting great things from him as a senior this year."