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Davis aspires to stand out on big stage

South Boston News
Davis / August 15, 2019
Senior Comet linebacker Brandon Davis is constructing an impressive football resume.

Davis has been selected to participate in the annual Blue-Gray Football all-star classic Jan. 4 at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium.

“I’m very excited. I’ve still got a couple of months (prior to the event). I’m trying to focus on this football season,” Davis said.

Davis hopes to land no. 44 and play middle linebacker on defense for this year’s Comet squad.

He has no formal offers for college, although there has been interest from some recruiters.

Davis said he was “very excited” by the news of the selection, noting he was “at a loss for words.”

For now, the focus is getting this Halifax County High School squad ready for the season opener and make a playoff push in the new Class 4, Region D classification.

“We’re a strong team, we’re bonding together. We all have that one mindset … to put Halifax back on the map and have a strong season,” said Davis.

Now 17, Davis will celebrate his 18th birthday before heading to the all-star game. He’s thrilled to be representing Halifax County and South Boston at the event.

Davis is also a strong Christian and attends Cluster Pines Holiness Church in Gretna. He tries to carry a humble, team-first attitude in practice.

He’s an excellent student and enjoys hunting and fishing.

“I’m just going to pray and grind on and off the field, and be a humble guy. Hopefully, my dream will come true,” said Davis.

Davis had a strong outing with his recent performance at the Mid-Atlantic Super Regional Combine in Richmond, at the Bon Secours Complex, the training facility for the Washington Redskins.

Davis, listed at 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds, got noticed by the bowl staff there. He produced a 4.78 time in the 40, delivered a benchmark of 22, a broad jump effort of 9-10 and a shuttle time of 4.64.

Davis said he learned new techniques and expanded his football footprint.

He also learned to evaluate his strengths and weaknesses.

Head football coach Grayson Throckmorton is extremely proud of Davis.

“As a player and a person, on a scale of one to ten, he’s a 12. That speaks volumes … if you’re around him anytime, you really get the sense he has his act together. He has a plan, he knows what he wants to do, and he knows how to get there.

“He’s going to have a lot of success … in whatever he does,” said Throckmorton, who is very pleased for this Comet senior landing an all-star opportunity.

“He’s the kind of guy, if we had about ten more of him, you could win a state championship,” said Throckmorton.

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