Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain running back Chris Davis' junior season started with a lot of potential, but ended early when the 5-10, 180-pound prospect tore three knee ligaments in the second game of the season.
The injury immediately ended Davis' junior season and promised a long road of rehabilitation to return to top form, but his progression over the last two months has been strong.
"I'm walking on it now and I am ahead of schedule too," Davis said. "In April or March, I'll be ready for [combines]. I'll come back stronger and faster."
Davis also said he has not had any negative reactions or concerns from college coaches on the injury affecting his playing ability long term.
"Everybody has been positive," Davis remarked.
Cincinnati offered Davis at the beginning of the fall. He has heard that Minnesota has offered as well, but has not spoken with the Golden Gophers' coaching staff about that yet. Other schools that are sending regular correspondence include Ohio State, Michigan, West Virginia, Mississippi State, Alabama sending mail.
Over the summer, Davis attended a camp at Cincinnati and was able to meet the entire Bearcats coaching staff. He has not been able to attend any college games this fall, but he did attend Michigan's spring game in April with teammate Joe Bolden, who is committed to the Wolverines.
"That was my first college visit up there to Michigan and Big Blue, I liked that," Davis said. "[Bolden] kind of encourages me and we talk about them every once in awhile."
At this point in the process, Davis said no teams are standing out above the others, but he did grow up following both Ohio State and Alabama.