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Alcorn State Offers Senior Daingerfield Athlete Cody Davis

Daingerfield's defensive end Cody Davis picked up an offer Wednesday from Alcorn State. (Rob Graham,
Daingerfield’s defensive end Cody Davis picked up an offer Wednesday from Alcorn State. (Rob Graham,

Better late than never.

A Wednesday offer from Alcorn State will allow senior Daingerfield athlete Cody Davis an opportunity to play at the NCAA Division I FCS level rather than spending his freshman season at Tyler Junior College, if that’s the route he wants to take.

Davis (6-4, 240), who was predominantly a defensive end in high school, reported his offer from the Braves program directly to Alcorn State wants him to play tight end.

If Davis takes up the Alcorn State opportunity, he will give Daingerfield a two-year streak of sending players to the NCAA Division I level. Denzel Mims signed with Baylor in 2016.

The tradeoff for Davis is the ability to be re-recruited through his freshman year at Tyler Junior College versus being bound to Alcorn State. As an academic qualifier unsigned to any NCAA school, he will be just as eligible to transfer to any NCAA institution after the 2017 season as he is today.

Davis won District 7-3A Division II’s Defensive MVP award as a senior with 92 tackles, including 24 for loss, and five takeaways. He helped lead Daingerfield to a final record of 6-6 and a second-round appearance in the state playoffs.

Alcorn State went 5-6 this past season on the heels of two consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference championships.

The SWAC abstains from the FCS playoffs and instead pairs its annual champion against the Mid-East Athletic Conference’s champion in a final game called the Celebration Bowl. The Celebration Bowl champion is proclaimed the historically black colleges and universities’ national champion of the season.

Davis is eligible to pledge to Alcorn State immediately and can enroll after graduation later this month.

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