HOUSTON — Dematrius Davis, the fourth-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the 2021 class, announced Sunday morning that he is committing to Auburn.
Davis, who has led North Shore High School in Houston to consecutive Texas 6A state championships -- including a 2018 title which received national attention for ending on a Hail Mary -- chose the Tigers over his stated finalists LSU, Texas A&M and Virginia Tech.
The 2021 prospect becomes the first quarterback in Auburn's 2021 class and the eighth commit overall. He is the third ESPN 300 prospect in the Tigers' class, defensive tackle Lee Hunter and running back Armoni Goodwin.
Davis, who was previously committed to Virginia Tech before changing gears earlier this year, held more than two dozen offers nationally.
In December 2018, Davis and his North Shore teammates received significant publicity for the manner in which they beat Duncanville to win a state championship. Davis connected with receiver A.J. Carter in the corner of the end zone for a 45-yard touchdown pass and a 41-36 victory as time expired. Davis and the Mustangs went on to beat Duncanville again in the 2019 Texas 6A Division I state championship game.
As a dual-threat quarterback, Davis has 5,743 passing yards and 73 passing touchdowns to just seven interceptions during his two years as a starter. On the ground, Davis has 1,592 rushing yards and 27 rushing touchdowns.
"I wasn't really an Auburn fan (growing up), but I was a Cam Newton fan, so that kind of counts," Davis said during his commitment announcement. "Auburn is going get a player that is going to try to be a leader. Sometimes, I don't talk too much. But I for sure lead by example. ... I'm going to do my thing on the field, in the classroom, at home, all that. I'm going to be on my stuff."