Saimone “Mo” Davis is the newest recruit to commit to play for BYU football (Class of 2023). He announced his commitment yesterday, as reported on Twitter:
— $aimone L.M Tonga Davis (@SaimoneDavis) July 23, 2022
Davis is a 6-foot-5 220-pound tight end and defensive end that preps at Nolan Catholic High School (Fort Worth, Texas), where as a junior he had 14 receptions for 74 yards and two touchdowns (MaxPreps). As a sophomore he had seven receptions for 100 yards and two touchdowns.
Davis is rated 3-stars by 247Sports (0.8444), who rated him the no. 44 tight end nationally. He holds scholarship offers from Arkansas State, BYU, Connecticut, Illinois State, Indiana, Kansas, Kansas State, Louisiana-Monroe, Memphis, Sam Houston, UNLV, Utah State, UTSA, and Virginia. Davis was offered by defensive ends coach Preston Hadley while attending a BYU camp in June, and he committed to BYU on July 23, 2022.
When asked what appealed to him about BYU, Davis responded:
To be honest, growing up I’ve been surrounded by great men from my pops and grandpa, to coaches and men in my church. I can tell everything that is most important in life is what the coaches at BYU are about. BYU values God and family above all.
Davis likes “old school gangster/romance movies” like Poetic Justice, but notes that “The Other Side of Heaven” is the best movie ever made.
He loves watching Cooper Kupp (wide receiver for the LA Rams) “because of his creativity and being able to think fast and react.”