He said he and Davenport spent time together while he was there and have kept in touch.
"I worked with him a little bit at the place I was staying ... an equestrian center," he said. "I just hung out with him a lot and got to know his family and stuff. We kind of kept in touch a little bit here and there. He introduced me to this whole idea and asked if I would be interested. Immediately I knew this was something I had to do."