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Updated: Texas’ leading WR now coming back for another year

Mike Davis, Jordan Poyer AP

With a passing game that’s still developing with quarterback David Ash, Texas is going to be missing its top wideout in 2013.

Longhorns receiver Mike Davis told ESPN’s Joe Schad that he will declare for this year’s NFL draft.

“This is about my family and finances. It’s a good time to take it to the next level. I enjoyed my time playing for Texas and it meant a lot to me,” Davis said.

“I can be a big play, deep threat. I can stretch the field and run good routes and move the chains. I can also return kicks and punts. I want to show the scouts everything I can do.”

Davis added that he has been told he is a projected third-round pick as of today. It should be noted, however, that a UT spokesperson said he is unaware of Davis’ decision to turn pro and Davis tweeted earlier this week that he was staying.

The junior from Dallas had 939 receiving yards this season with seven touchdowns — far and away his best year. He would leave UT with 2026 yards and 10 receiving touchdowns.

Updated 6:24 p.m. ET: ESPN’s Joe Schad, who interviewed Mike Davis earlier this afternoon, now reports that the receiver is now “unclear” and “not sure” about his declaration.

Updated 10:45 p.m. ET: We’ve come full circle, folks. In a statement Thursday evening, Davis said “I am sorry for any confusion today. I want everyone to know that I’m coming back for my senior year.”

So, good news for the Longhorns.

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7 Responses to “Updated: Texas’ leading WR now coming back for another year”
  1. tgaustin says: Jan 10, 2013 3:52 PM

    Hey BENNY…why don’t you grow some ballz and mentioned the kid by his entire name and just his last. Here, let me help you…it’s MIKE DAVIS…not DAVIS!!! Dude, you and JT have it so hard for the SEC it’s comical!! Nice bit of journalism on your part BENNY!

  2. Ben Kercheval says: Jan 10, 2013 3:55 PM

    While I appreciate the heads up on omitting Davis’ name the first time around since I apparently struggle with basic identification, you, amigo, need to take a large chill pill.

  3. tgaustin says: Jan 10, 2013 4:02 PM

    Thanks Kerchival!

  4. pinchegringo12 says: Jan 10, 2013 7:04 PM

    How much was Davis’s raise to reconsider staying?

  5. goodfieldnohit says: Jan 10, 2013 9:04 PM

    Davis is going to be Limas Sweed part 2.

  6. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 11, 2013 10:12 AM

    Sweed was a good player at Texas… but like most great receivers at Texas, they are busts in the NFL

    Roy Williams
    Limas Sweed
    Jordan Shipley

    Just to name a few.

  7. v2the4 says: Jan 11, 2013 10:56 AM

    Williams and Sweed had big bodies, but suspect hands…they both dropped way too many passes, especially the “legend” Roy Williams, who was always smiling when a ball went through his hands.

    Shipley was a slot starter in the Cincinnati circus with the comedic duo of Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens..he caught 60 passes his rookie year, and had the dreaded ACL injury in the third game of his 2nd season….cincy cut him in the preseason, he went to Tampa, and ended up in Jacksonville, where he finished the year.

    Mike Davis is smart to wait until 2014….this is a deep WR draft with names like Justin Hunter form Tennessee, Keenan Allen from Cal, and Terrance Williams from Baylor among others….check out the list on your favorite site for all of the bigtime WR’s in the 2013 draft

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