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DT, 6-2, 285, St. Joseph, Mo. (Benton HS)
Demetrious Davis is part of an impressive crop of defensive linemen in the Huskers' 2007 recruiting class. A native of St. Joseph, Mo., Davis is one of seven players in the class slated to begin their Nebraska careers on the defensive line. The 6-2, 285-pound Davis comes to Lincoln from Benton High in St. Joseph, the same high school that produced former Husker Mike Rucker, now a standout defensive end with the Carolina Panthers. As a senior, Davis helped Benton High and Coach Derek Wilson to an 8-4 record and a trip to the state quarterfinals. For his efforts, Davis earned Class 4A all-state honors by the Missouri High School Coaches Association. Davis was selected to play in the East Meets West All-American Game in Florida in June, teaming up with future Husker defensive linemate Jared Crick. Davis was impressive in the game, registering five tackles in the West's victory. Davis burst onto the recruiting scene after an impressive junior season in which he had 70 tackles, including 12 tackles for loss and six sacks, while also recovering a pair of fumbles. Davis is ranked as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, which also listed him as the No. 10 overall prospect in the state of Missouri and the 39th-best defensive tackle in the nation. Scout.com ranked Davis as the No. 32 defensive tackle in the country, while SuperPrep Magazine listed him as the 52nd-best overall prospect in the Midlands Region. Davis committed to the Huskers last June and did not take any other visits, but did receive numerous scholarship offers. He is the son of Carmen Lankford and was born on Feb. 14, 1989.