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Davis grabs first BCS offer

Since receiving his first scholarship offer from Ohio University at the end of January, Cincinnati (Ohio) Wyoming offensive lineman Terry Davis has been adding offers at a consistent rate. On Saturday, Davis picked up his first offer from a BCS Conference school.
"I recently picked up Indiana University," Davis reported. "That's really special for me because it's my first BCS Conference offer and it's from a big conference like the Big Ten. That really stands out to me, then the fact that they are recruiting me for defensive line also is a big plus for me."
Indiana's offer to Davis is for the offensive line, but the Hoosiers are still evaluating the 6-4, 270-pound prospect as a defensive lineman as well. He played primarily on the offensive line as a junior, seeing spot duty on defense.
"It really doesn't matter to me in college - I can play offense or defense - because I'm a big, athletic guy," Davis said.
The Hoosiers have successfully recruited Wyoming High in the recent past, grabbing defensive tackle Larry Black Jr. from the school in the class of 2008. Their coaching staff built a strong relationship with Black before extending him an offer.
"I was originally talking to Kevin Johns," Davis said, "but recently I've been talking to Coach [Deland] McCullough. He's been recruiting the Cincinnati area and I have a good relationship with him. They are real cool coaches."
Davis spent some one-on-one time with the Indiana coaches when he made an unofficial visit to Bloomington last week.
"I was actually at a spring practice there last Tuesday," Davis said. "I really liked the facilities and that really stands out to me. I liked everything about it, really."
Prior to the offer from Indiana, Davis had received offers from MAC programs Ohio University, Toledo, Bowling Green, Akron and Kent State.
"Toledo stands out to me because I know a lot about the coaching staff. I went down there for a junior day in January," Davis said. "OU does too because they were my first offer. Those two MAC schools really stand out for me."
Other BCS Conference schools that are showing interest in Davis include West Virginia, Michigan, Illinois and Georgia Tech. He has visits planned to two of those campuses in the coming weeks and is hoping for more offers to come his way during the spring evaluation period.
"I plan on going to Illinois probably next weekend and Michigan the weekend after that," Davis said. "I was going to sit back and enjoy the recruiting process, but I will probably make my decision before my senior season or just after it."
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