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Four-Star TE has two favorites

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One of the top tight ends in America and a member of The Rivals100 has apparently narrowed things down to two schools for the most part. Vernon Davis likes two schools close to home and both would be extremely fortunate to land him.
"I'm not sure how long I've said it or even what I've said exactly all along, but as of right now Maryland and Virginia are my favorites. I love their coaching staffs and they're both dedicated to becoming Top 10 programs. Both teams looked bad early in the year but have come back and shown they're really good.
However, those aren't the only two that Davis will look at.
"I also like Purdue, Tennessee and Florida. I will visit Purdue (Dec.6)."
Davis is also excited about his accomplishments in the classroom, as well as on the field.
"A couple of weeks ago I found out I qualified," said Davis, obviously excited. "People tell you all the time that you'll be rewarded for hard work and all and it doesn't sink in. This is one of the first times I've really felt that personal pride off the field.
"Some of the really big-time schools said they would offer me if I qualified but they couldn't because of the risk. I think I'll see even more offers now."
Davis said he runs the 40-yard dash in between 4.4 and 4.5 seconds and that his pass-catching skills are improving every week -- but more importantly, his blocking.
"I think I'll have to be a tight end in college. At 220 or 225 pounds I know I'll put on more muscle in college and that will make it so I won't really be a receiver. That's why learning the basics of blocking is so important right now.
"I feel like I'm getting more physical all the time. Maryland and Virginia both said they love my pass catching ability, but I have to learn to block if I'm going to play. That's honesty -- I like that because I know it's true."
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