Monrovia (Calif.) running back James Davis took one official visit back in October and is gearing up for a busy January. Davis has three trips lined up with one school from the Big 12 looking like the team to beat.
Davis, 5-9, 185 pounds transferred to Monrovia from Los Altos last summer and wasted no time making an impact for the Wildcats this past season. The athlete rushed for 1,351 yards and 13 touchdowns to go with 17 catches out of the backfield for 257 yards and four more scores. He added 32 tackles and one pick on defense but will play running back in college.
"Cal was recruiting me as a corner and I took a visit there Halloween weekend," Davis said. "I liked Cal but they filled up at running back and talked to me about corner and I really want to play running back in college so we decided to go in a different direction.
"Right now, I'm down to Utah State, Colorado and UNLV. I'm visiting Utah State (Jan. 12), Colorado (Jan. 19) and UNLV (Jan. 26). Colorado is my top school right now and I really have a good relationship with the coaches. They have been recruiting me longer than anyone else and they also have one of my former teammates there, Cha'pelle Brown, and he's really happy there.
"Utah State is kind of new for me and when they offered, it was almost out of the blue. They had come to several of my games but I didn't know they were interested until they offered. UNLV has been recruiting me for awhile and has also offered our quarterback here, David Potts. It would be cool to play together in college and we both have a lot of interest.
"I had home visits with all three schools back in December and now I'm just going to take all my trips and have a decision sometime close to Signing Day. Even though Colorado is my leader, I do want to take all my visits before I make my decision."