Anthony Davis
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Ohio State Standing Out For 2026 Georgia LB Anthony Davis

Ohio State has gone to Georgia for linebackers before, and they’re trying to do it once again in the 2026 recruiting class. Grayson High School ‘backer Anthony Davis in Loganville, Georgia is one of those targets for the Buckeyes.

Davis (6-1 190) already holds offers from the likes of Ohio State, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Michigan, and Notre Dame, and that number is only going to grow.

As part of Buckeye Huddle’s ongoing Southern Swing tour, a stop was made at Grayson High School this past week to catch up with both Davis and his linebacker teammate Tyler Atkinson, among others.

Davis could project inside or outside down the road, and even mentioned the possibility of safety. He is currently working on improving as a linebacker, however.

“This spring I’m working on really using my hands to get off blocks and stuff like that,” Davis told Buckeye Huddle. “My strength I would say is dropping back into coverage and making open field tackles for sure, and rushing the passer.”

Davis took a two-day visit to Ohio State for the spring game last month and liked what he saw.

“Man, Ohio State is different,” he said. “That was the best visit so far that I’ve had.”

Davis cited the culture at Ohio State “and everything around it” as the reason the visit rated so highly. But he also got a look at how much the players were pushed by a coaching staff that “is always going to be top tier.”

Davis will be back up to Ohio State in June to work out at a camp with linebackers coach James Laurinaitis. Laurinaitis continues to be another strong reason why Davis is connecting so well with the Buckeyes.

“I talked to him a couple of times on the phone, but in person, the way he [works] with his linebackers, it’s elite,” Davis said. “It really stood out to me the way he coaches them. I really love it. And he has former experience of playing in the NFL, so that’s always good.”

What is making Laurinaitis an effective recruiter?

“I would say the way he coaches and from him having experience of playing in the league and at Ohio State,” Davis said. “It’s different when someone has done it before and is teaching you, from when someone hasn’t.”

Along with a visit to Ohio State this June, Anthony Davis is also planning visits to Alabama, Georgia, Auburn, and Oregon, among others.

Distance won’t be a factor for the Georgia prospect. He will end up “wherever feels like home.”

What will be part of that determining factor?

“I would for sure say the relationship with me and the coaching staff and how I just feel around campus, that has a big deal to do with it,” he said. “I want to go where I’m wanted for sure.”

To check out the entirety of Buckeye Huddle’s interview with Anthony Davis and his thoughts on potential schools, playing in the SEC and somewhere other than the SEC, and several other items of note, check out the video below.

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