Cincinnati Moeller class of 2013 quarterback Ricky Davis had a productive off-season, picking up two scholarship offers and standing out at the NIKE Camp and Elvis Grbac passing camp. Heading into his junior season, though, Davis is still receiving strong competition for the Crusader's starting job.
"It is me and another junior - Spencer Iacovone," Davis said. "They haven't really named [a starter] yet, but I think we are splitting."
Moeller always features one of the top teams in the Cincinnati area, and Davis knew heading into the season he was not going to be handed the job just because he had scholarship offers on the table. He spent a lot of time in the weight room, and also picked the brain of Grbac, a former all-Pro quarterback with the Kansas City Chiefs.
"As everyone knows he is a great athlete, but I think he is an even better person," Davis said of Grbac. "It was just a great experience getting to work with him and letting his experience help me. We had a pretty good conversation about playing in front of big crowds, so he helped me out a lot in terms of staying calm."
The 6-2, 184-pound Davis also attended several college summer camps, resulting in his offers from Bowling Green and Akron. BCS schools have also been showing interest, and Davis has plans to check out home games at several of those programs this fall.
"I am taking visits to Tennessee, Kentucky, Northwestern, Michigan State and Wisconsin," Davis said. "I'm going to the Kentucky-Florida game as well as Tennessee vs. Georgia. Those should be pretty exciting experiences."
Davis also has dates set up for his trips to Northwestern, Michigan State and Wisconsin, but his immediate focus is on Moeller's season-opening game this Saturday against Pickerington Central at the University of Cincinnati's Nippert Stadium.
"Playing at UC, it is obviously going to be a top notch crowd," Davis said. "I know it is going to be pretty exciting overall, and I know my team is excited just for the experience, but we are also looking to get a W."