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DB Davis up to five offers

Defensive back Greg Davis out of Blue Ridge, Va. has gained three more offers from Kansas, Virginia Tech and Virginia. He took in a visit with Virginia recently, so how did it go?
"It was a real cool visit," he said. "I got to talk to the coaches and players and see how they like the school. We went to the basketball game and I got to see the fans loving their teams, it was a real good day. I was real impressed.
Did anything stand out from the visit?
"The atmosphere at the school," he said. "It seemed like everybody was together like a team. There are no individuals there and everyone is close knit in the football program and that was good to see."
Recently, Davis also got to talk to coach Al Groh as well.
"I talked to coach Groh and he liked how I come up and make a play and cover," he said. "They offered and that was really exciting talking to the head coach. I visited there three or four times in the past and I was excited to get offered by them."
Davis now holds five offers from schools -- Virginia, Kansas, Maryland, Virginia Tech and Nebraska.
So does Davis have a leader?
"Seriously now, I'm thinking about everything and probably don't have a leader right now," he said. "Just because I'm getting offers doesn't mean I'm committing anywhere, I'm keeping my options open and I'm going to pick through them and see which one is best. I still don't have a leader."
Besides getting offers, Davis has also received plenty of mail.
"I got back from spring break and had like 50 letters in my mail box, it's been hectic," he said. "There are a lot of schools who've contacted me including Miami, Notre Dame, Clemson, Syracuse and Southern Cal."
Did any of the letters peak his interest?
"Definitely the Miami letter did," he said. "That's been my school, I used to watch them and Sean Taylor and I like how he plays. That one stands out the most. If they offered that would be an interesting one, but I'm still weighing my options."
There have constantly been rumors that Davis might commit early. So is it true?
"In the beginning it kind of was," he said. "But I don't want to rush anything. I want to take my time, I don't want to make a decision I'll regret."
Are there any schools he's still hoping to hear from?
"Probably Alabama," he said. "They have a good secondary and a good defense. I'd like to hear from them, but that's about it. Everybody else has contacted me."
Right now, Davis is preparing for upcoming combines including the Nike Camp at Virginia Tech and the seven-on-seven camp Blue Ridge will be attending at Virginia.
"I'm training hard right now," he said. "I'm also working on my speed. I ran a 10.7 in the 100 meters. I've also bulked up in the weight room to 199 pounds. I'm hoping to get up to the 205-pound range in the future."
Despite the season being six months away, Davis is already thinking about it.
"I've got big expectations for our team next year," he said. "All our key players are coming back and if we don't win the state championship, it will be a failure for me."
As for this summer, Davis still hasn't decided yet on which camps he'll attend.
Last season, Davis was named first team all-state as he posted 42 tackles and four interceptions.