All-state tackles Carlos and Khalil Davis, who anchored the defensive line for the back-to-back Class 6 state champion Blue Springs High School football team, have made verbal commitments to attend the University of Nebraska.

“I guess they’ve been going to camps at Nebraska since they were little,” Blue Springs football coach Kelly Donohoe said, grinning. “Well, I guess we shouldn’t say since they were little, because I don’t think those two big studs have ever been little. Let’s say since they were young.

“They may have made a verbal commitment, but I bet schools will still be after them. They are so good, the sky’s the limit for each one of them.”

Carlos was listed at 6-foot-3, 270 pounds on Blue Springs’ 2013 roster, and Khalil 6-2, 260.

Donohoe said Nebraska has always been the junior standouts’ top choice in the recruiting wars, which got serious when former Wildcat all-state player and coach John Garrison, who now coaches at Nebraska, visited the Davis twins.

“John came down, then (head coach) Bo Pelini came down – and that really made an impact,” Donohoe said. “Then they sent their d-line coach and their defensive coordinator came down. They hit them with all the big guns.

“I’m happy for them, because once you make that commitment, you don’t have to answer quite as many phone calls from coaches. We all want to concentrate on having another special season next year.”