Carlos Davis' scholarship offer count stands at one. At least for now, that's fine by him.
See, Davis, a junior on a Blue Springs (Mo.) High School team filled with FBS prospects., He doesn't mind observing the recruiting grind from afar for the time being. The 6-foot-3 defensive tackle is happy to ease his way into being a sought-after prospect.
For now, the only offer Davis has to ponder is the one from Missouri, in the in-state school. He has enough time to do plenty of thinking on the matter.
"I like their defense," Davis said of Mizzou on Sunday. "I like the way they set up. It's the way we play at my school, so it works."
Davis picked up his Mizzou offer at one of the program's camps in late July. It's been his sole offer since. That might be about to change, though. Word is getting out on the 2015 tackle. It's not as though he is a victim of limited exposure.
"I'm in a lot of contact with Indiana," Davis said. "Nebraska is in contact too. Iowa likes me. I talk to Iowa.
"Nebraska is the one that stands out."
Nebraska isn't just another school in the eyes of Davis. He has ties to the Husker program and grew up as a displaced fan. It's hard to deal hypotheticals at this juncture. But if the Huskers decide to pull the trigger on an offer, Davis' entire recruitment could change.
"I grew up with Nebraska," Davis said. "I grew up a Nebraska fan. My uncle [Lorenzo Hicks] played there. He took us there when we were younger. I grew up liking Nebraska since then."
As for visits, Davis says he has nothing planned. He may get up to a Missouri game and might hit Nebraska as well. Nothing has been scheduled at this point. For now, he's just working up a checklist of sorts. He wants to know what he's looking for before more offers arrive.
"Right now, I think it's going to be the education, the football program and just being comfortable with my coaches," he said.
As a sophomore, Davis was part of a state champion Blue Springs team that amassed at 13-1 overall record.