Chad Davis commits to North Texas

Three-star cornerback Chad Davis (Richmond, Texas/Bush) liked the idea of playing early and playing close to home. North Texas seemed to be the perfect fit in satisfying those factors.

Davis verbally committed to the Mean Green on Thursday and became the 14th commitment for UNT’s 2013 recruiting class. A 5-foot-10, 170-pound corner, Davis chose North Texas over offers from Tulsa and UTSA.

“I loved the facilities and the coaches there. The campus is great,” said Davis, who took an unofficial visit to Denton, Texas, over the summer and has an official visit set for Jan. 18. “I also loved fact they’re going to Conference USA, so that means my family will get to see me a lot more. That’s what really helped my decision.”

Davis, recruited by safeties coach Noah Joseph and tight ends/special teams coach Kent Riddle, had additional offers from Texas Tech, UTEP, Texas State, Utah State and San Jose State. He said North Texas and Tulsa were his final two schools.

“It was pretty close with Tulsa, and it was a tough decision,” Davis said. “[Defensive tackles] Coach [Calvin] Thibodeaux over there is great recruiting coach. I have utmost respect for those guys, but I’m happy with my decision.”

Davis is ranked No. 51 among cornerbacks nationally and No. 104 among players in Texas in the 2013 recruiting class. He finished the year with 44 tackles, a fumble recovery, a forced fumble and a team-high five interceptions.