James Davis profile
This season hasn't gone the way anyone anticipated for the Golden Eagle football program. The good news is there is help on the way to build the program back, and even better news is they all remain solid to Southern Miss.
James Davis, Murrah High School's big offensive tackle, is one of those who is standing by his commitment.
We caught up with him to hear about it and get his take on the situation.
"Well, I really had a good season and I think I've helped lay the ground work for some great seasons here at Murrah," he said. "I'm proud of what we did, even though we didn't make the playoffs we won more than we lost."
Davis played mostly tackle for his high school.
"Our team did pretty well," he added. "I was hoping to make the playoffs but that didn't happen. We can still be proud of what we accomplished this season."
Now, he turns his attention to playing at the next level.
"I am ready to get down to Hattiesburg," he said. "I'm fully committed to the Eagles and nothing will change that.
"I know they haven't had a season they wanted. I knew it might happen with a new coach, and replacing some key players. You know, me and the other guys are going in with the mind set that we can change things around."
Davis took a visit and says he stays in weekly contact with the coaching staff.
"I went down to the Boise State game, and my teammates and I had a great time," he said. "Coach Peavy calls me at least once a week and we talk about football and school and other things.
"I appreciate the way he checks on me and makes sure everything is good with me."
Davis says the coaches talk about him playing at tackle at the next level, though his high school coach believes he could be moved inside to guard.
He's content with enjoying the rest of his senior year and getting ready for life at the next level.
"Its my senior year, so I'm going to enjoy being with my friends and just having fun the rest of the year," he said. "I'll keep working out and getting ready to contribute at the next level too."
Davis is a good student, and will have no problems at all qualifying.