Impactful pass rushers can come in all shapes and sizes as long as they can do one thing at a high level: pressure the quarterback.

That is certainly the case with Valdosta (GA) Lowndes High School edge rusher Thomas Davis, who officially signed his paperwork to be a Miami Hurricane today.

Davis (6-1, 235) isn’t the tallest edge rusher, but he has an explosive get-off and has the ability to wreak havoc as a situational pass rusher.

Davis joins four-star Miami Columbus prospect Jabari Ishmael as the two edge rushers in Miami’s 2021 class.

247Sports recruiting analyst Andrew Ivins compares Davis to former Michigan star Josh Uche, who was a second round pick by the New England Patriots.

Here is what Ivins’ evaluation of Davis:

“Built almost like a linebacker. Undersized by Power 5 standards for edge work given lack of length, but explosive first step makes him a dangerous pass rusher. Excels at twists and turns. Ability to quickly move laterally also causes problems from opposing linemen. Productive as a junior totaling 11.5 sacks. Owns a sub-4.8 time in the 40-yard dash, but L-drill time of 7.07 the more impressive testing number. Will need to add strength across the board to avoid being washed away by larger players in college. Must also improve run fits and continue to develop tool box. Figures to carve out a role at the next level in pressure packages. Comfortable with hand in the dirt, but highest ceiling might be as a stand-up rusher.”

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