A devastating knee injury in the second game of his junior season stalled what was expected to be an active recruitment for Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain running back Chris Davis. 11 months removed from the injury, though, Davis proved he is back close to 100 percent.
The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Davis was one of close to 100 players in attendance at Ohio State's Friday Night Lights camp on July 27.
"I felt really good out there at the camp and had no problems," Davis said. "At the end of the camp, I felt I proved I was back again.
"[Ohio State coaches] said they were really amazed at me because I have been out more than 10 months and this was a fast recovery. I wasn't supposed to be cleared right now - it's supposed to take a whole year."
Minnesota and Eastern Illinois were the only schools to stick with offers for Davis through his recovery period. Ohio State and Cincinnati have maintained contact, but no other schools are currently on the three-star back's radar.
Davis' focus throughout the off-season has been on getting back into shape, but he plans to start addressing the recruiting process again in the fall and a visit to Minnesota is a priority.
"They wanted me to come visit them, but I haven't had the chance to," Davis said. "I will be up there this fall for a game. They offered me to play running back and I could really see myself playing running back there."
Davis plays for a Colerain team that starts the year ranked No. 64 in the RivalsHigh top 100. They will open their season against last year's runners-up in Division I, Pickerington Central and Davis is anxious to get back to live action.
"I feel like I am back and I am going to be a big help to the team," Davis said. "We are looking real good right now and are all playing as one. I think we are going to go out a winner this year."