A long rehabilitation to overcome an injury suffered early in his junior season has finally come to an end, and Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain three-star running back Chris Davis is ready to pick up his recruitment where it stalled after the injury occurred.
Teams like Minnesota and Cincinnati had offered either before, or despite, the injury. Eastern Illinois has also recently been added to his list, but the majority of college teams are waiting to see how the 5-foot-10, 185-pound back comes back from the injury.
"The college coaches came to our school and Coach [Tom] Bolden would call us down to the office and tell us who they were," Davis said. "They all said the same thing… they say they know I got hurt, but they really want to see where I am at. They always come see me lift, but said I am not going to start getting offers until the first game."
Davis may have a few opportunities to earn offers even before the start of his senior season, and is evaluating those plans now.
"I don't know which [individual] camps I plan on going to, but I know for sure our team is going to the UC camp," he said. "I was hoping to get out to an Ohio State camp and an Illinois camp. They want to see where I am at with my injury and what I am looking like."
They injury was a tear of three ligaments in Davis' knee and required many long months of recovery and rehabilitation. He finally got the all clear to start doing regular workouts this spring.
"I just got released last month and I feel great," Davis said. "I am just ready to roll and ready for football season. I still do therapy and I have been running - doing 40's, shuttle and drills. When I did my 40 time I ran a 4.5."
After the camp season, Davis is also looking to take a visit to Minnesota before the start of his senior season. The Gophers have watched him over the last few months and visited his school in May.