The last Rivals100 Midwest prospect in the class of 2017 to declare his college intentions made his pick Wednesday afternoon and the eventual choice was unclear until announcement time. Springfield, Ohio four-star wide receiver Danny Davis declared during a press conference at his high school that he was headed to Wisconsin.
Kentucky, West Virginia and Wisconsin emerged as the final contenders for Davis in the last few weeks. He took an official visit to Lexington in December, followed by trips to West Virginia and Wisconsin in January. Wisconsin was the last school to host Davis on an official visit. He brought his mother and step-father along for the trip. He connected with wide receivers coach Ted Gilmore and said, “who wouldn’t get excited for that offense?” after returning from Madison. Still, he waited 10 days before officially announcing his commitment.
IN HIS WORDS
“I will be taking my talents to the University of Wisconsin.”
Wisconsin fans should not be discouraged that Ohio State did not offer even though Davis was in their backyard. The Dayton-area product has shown his versatility by playing both wide receiver and running back during his prep career, even flashing into a Wildcat quarterback role. From size to speed to athleticism, Davis is on the plus side of the ledger, but he also has the playmaking intangibles. He makes the difficult look easy and plays with a ton of confidence.