Recruiting: East St. John's Leonard Davis Commits To Tulane

Posted by: Ken Trahan--Executive Producer in Prep Sports


Former East St. John star Darion Monroe will have some homegrown company at Tulane next season.

East St. John safety Leonard Davis has verbally committed to the Green Wave, becoming the fifth commitment for the class of 2013, all from the Greater New Orleans area.

The news comes a day after Curtis offensive lineman Brandon Godfrey pledged to Tulane.

Davis (5'10" 180) says he runs in the 4.55 range in the 40-yard dash. He visited Tulane the weekend of May 18-20 and it went well for him.

"I like the coaching staff and the players made me feel welcome," said Davis. "It is a great environment. I spoke with Darion about it and he had great things to say about Tulane. We have talked about it a lot. It will be great to be with Darion and Jordan Batiste (Lutcher) there. I feel like I am very well prepared after playing under Coach Banko, Coach Lorio and our staff. They are very good and have a winning mentality. I feel I can hit with anyone and consider myself a leader on the field."

Davis had 67 tackles and one interception for the Wildcats in 2011. Davis helped lead East St. John to the 5A regional round of the state playoffs, beating Brother Martin before losing to Jesuit.

The first time he took the ACT, Davis made a 16 but plans to take the test a second time.

"I took it once to get the feel for it and I feel I will do better the next time now that I know how to prepare for it properly. I feel I will get the score I want. I feel I can get an 18 or 20 this time around. I will work hard at it."

Davis says he also considered Arkansas, Arizona State, ULL, Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech, McNeese State, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt.

Green Wave Class of 2013 Commitments:

  • Jason Stewart - Offensive Line - Guard - 6'6" 330 - New Orleans, LA (Warren Easton)
  • Eldrick Washington - Defensive End - 6'2'' 255 - Harvey, LA (Helen Cox)
  • Tanner Lee - Quarterback - 6'3" 195 - New Orleans, LA (Jesuit)
  • Brandon Godfrey - Offensive Center/Guard - 6'4" 270 - River Ridge, LA (John Curtis)
  • Leonard Davis - Safety - 5'10" 180 - Reserve, LA (East St. John)