Davis shines off the edge

ANAHEIM, Calif. - It's an understatement to say that four-star outside linebacker Chasman Davis is versatile. In fact, the No. 19 rated player in the state of Florida is getting a chance to play the position he's most familiar with and that's by putting his hand down on the grass. That is exactly what's taking place during the practices for the Air 7 CaliFlorida Bowl.
Playing a lot of defensive end at the high school level, the Fort Pierce (Fla.) St. Lucie West Centennial product has been a terror on defense from multiple spots. While the coaches for the Florida team are looking to gain a lot of speed off the edge, some high school defensive ends have been moved inside to give the 6-foot, 209-pound speedster a chance to make a play.
"I like it man, oh yeah," Davis said about the defensive end position. "I've gotten a chance to really experience something that I'm used to but it's new at the same time. They're working me in right now on a lot of different stuff and I really get a chance to make a big play."
"I played it in high school, so it's also something I'm comfortable with."
While Davis experiences success on the practice field, his recruiting process has been no short of that same success either. Offers have poured in and he's taken his five official visits to North Carolina State, West Virginia, Georgia, Mississippi State, and Tennessee.
Things are getting narrowed down.
"The main four I'm really looking at right now are West Virginia, Mississippi State, Tennessee, and Georgia," Davis said. "I just have to get this thing down to one team, but I've got time. I'll make my decision on Signing Day."
Though his recruiting decision continues to get closer, he's enjoyed the experience thus far at the CaliFlorida Bowl.
"I love the people I'm around, the players, and the great coaches," Davis said. "I'll tell you man, having a chance like this, there is nothing to complain about."
Davis is rated as the No. 19 outside linebacker in the country.