4. Count former Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis among those who think former Longhorn quarterback Garrett Gilbert will excel at SMU when he enrolls and becomes immediately eligible this fall. "I still think things will work out for him," said Davis, now the offensive coordinator at Iowa. "With the kind of young man he is and the hours he spends preparing, I still think it will turn out to be very positive for him." Davis thinks Gilbert failed to reach his potential at Texas in large part because he didn't have as strong a supporting cast around him as did Colt McCoy, and I'd agree with that. Speaking of Iowa, Davis notes that the Hawkeyes have had 18 players drafted by NFL teams the past three years with only Alabama (20) and Southern Cal (19) having more. Davis won't specifically recruit the state of Texas, but his influence could be big here because Iowa already has a commitment from Corsicana quarterback Nic Shimonek, a junior who threw for almost 3,000 yards and 37 touchdowns with only three interceptions. Shimonek told Hawk Central he was impressed with Davis, whom he called "a straight shooter."