One of the best tight ends in the nation, and one of the best athletes, has shaken up his top two a little bit.
“Now my favorites are Maryland and Virginia,” the 6-foot-4, 220-pound Vernon Davis said. “Before it was Maryland and Tennessee, but Virginia has really moved into the top two. I get motivated whenever I listen to Virginia’s coaching staff because they’re so enthusiastic. Maryland has a terrific head coach, and all the guys on their team are close and work together. I like that about a place.”
Davis is one of the most sought after players in the nation, and already has more than 30 offers. Some of the schools to offer are Maryland, UVA, Clemson, Penn State, Syracuse, Tennessee, Michigan, Michigan State, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Florida, Colorado, Purdue, and Northwestern.
“I’ve been to camps at Virginia and Maryland. Those experiences have played into my mindset so far, because I enjoyed both so much.”
As a junior at Washington (D.C.) Dunbar, Davis reeled in 35 catches for 500 yards and 12 touchdowns playing both tight end and wide receiver. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds and is dangerous at either position. On defense he racked up 65 tackles and intercepted six passes as an outside linebacker.
“I’ve taken unofficial visits to Maryland, Penn State, Virginia and East Carolina,” Davis said.
Despite being in his top two, Virginia may not get an official visit. Davis seems set on the five he would like to take.
“My official visits are going to go to Maryland, Florida, Tennessee, Penn State and Michigan. I’ve had that in mind for a while and I don’t really want to change that.”
Being under a lot of pressure to decide as one of the top players in the nation, Davis has managed to keep his cool during this whole process.
“I’m in no hurry to make my decision. I’ve said for a while that I’m going to wait until my senior season is over, and then I’ll decide.”