LB Ben Davis receives visit from Notre Dame equipment truck


Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame's equipment truck didn't head back to South Bend after Thursday's appearance in Savannah, Ga., with five-star wide receiver target Demetris Robertson.

Instead, the 18-wheel semi truck traveled more than 450 miles to Gordo, Ala., the hometown of five-star linebacker Ben Davis.

Five Notre Dame coaches made an in-home visit with Davis on Thursday: Brian Kelly, Autry Denson, Mike Elston, Todd Lyght and Brian VanGorder.

The equipment truck on Friday made one final impression on Davis before he heads to Auburn for an official visit this weekend. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound recruit, whose father is the all-team leading tackler at Alabama, will announce his commitment on signing day. Alabama, Auburn, Notre Dame and Georgia are all in the mix.

Both Rivals and 247Sports peg Davis as the nation's top inside linebacker foor the 2016 class.

Will the equipment truck make another stop before returning to South Bend? It would need to travel roughly 2,100 miles to see five-star linebacker Caleb Kelly in Fresno, Calif.

— Mr. UNO™〽️ (@bendavis_1) January 29, 2016

Great Visit with @CoachBrianKelly and some of his staff. Love these coaches.

— Mr. UNO™〽️ (@bendavis_1) January 28, 2016

Ben Davis, the No. 1 inside linebacker prospect in the 2016 recruiting class, made an official visit to Notre Dame in January. (Photo courtesy of Rivals)