I think he just wants some attention

Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military RB Enrique Davis met with two Auburn coaches Wednesday as the Tigers try to get back into the mix for the former signee.

Davis signed with the Tigers in February out of Mosley High School in Lynn Haven, Fla., but failed to qualify academically. The 5-foot-11, 215-pounder went to Hargrave, and is again a recruitable athlete.

Davis still plans to take other visits.

Davis remained firm with his Auburn pledge until last Friday when he decommitted from Auburn stating the new offense under coordinator Tony Franklin was his biggest concern.

“I just don’t know if I really like that offense,” Davis said when he decommitted. “That offense is more for quarterbacks and receivers in my eyes.”

But Davis had yet to meet with Franklin. He’d spoken to him on the phone, but never in person. He had yet to see what the new coordinator planned to do with him, how he would be utilized in the new system at Auburn.

Wednesday however, Davis said he got the full rundown. Franklin and AU running backs coach Eddie Gran made the trip to Virginia.

“We met for while. They showed me a lot of film on what they are going to be doing,” said Davis. “They showed me stuff (Franklin) did in the bowl game, stuff he did at Kentucky, and stuff he did at Troy.”

Davis said he was impressed with what he saw, particularly how Franklin finds different ways to involve the running backs.

“I liked that little toss play, that little side-out toss. I like that play a lot. It looks kind of like a little bubble route, but with a toss instead of a pass,” he said. “I like that. It’s a nice play. You can get it and go. I also like a lot of the screens they run.”

Davis said Franklin’s resume with running backs is also more impressive than he thought. At Kentucky, Franklin had two backs, Anthony White and Derek Homer, that combined for more yards (rushing and receiving totals) than any other two-back combination in the country. White had three straight 1,000-combined-yard seasons and became the third player in NCAA history to have 1,500 yards rushing and 1,500 yards receiving in his career.

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Franklin was hired as Auburn’s new OC Dec. 12, 2007.

“He told me about having those two guys and what they did under him,” said Davis. “That is very impressive.”

Gran also spoke with Davis at length during the meeting.

“Coach Gran just talked to me like coach Gran. He’s been recruiting me for two-and-a-half years so we just talked,” said Davis. “He told me how they wanted to use me, use my abilities like my hands out of the backfield, my ability to run the ball, pass block, basically be that all-around back. He said I could still get to the (NFL) as long as I stayed focused.”

Davis said the Franklin and Gran did enough to get the Tigers back in it.

“I was a little surprised from some of the stuff I saw. They do run the ball more than I thought they did,” he said. “I liked what they showed me.

“I’m still not committed, but I’m definitely looking harder at Auburn. They still have a shot.”

Davis visited Auburn in November and trekked to Ole Miss last weekend. Visits to Oregon, Maryland and Tennessee are possibilities, he said.

“I’m going to take a couple of more visits and just go from there,” Davis said. “I’m not in a hurry. I’m going to see how everything goes.”

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