Atlanta (Ga.) Douglass tailback James Davis has scheduled his first official visit, a trip to Blacksburg the weekend of Nov. 26 as the Hokies take on Virginia. Davis has announced which four other schools he will visits, but has yet to establish any visit dates.
“I’m going to take official visits to Tennessee, Clemson, Alabama, and LSU along with the visit to Virginia Tech,” explained Davis. “I don’t have any leaders going into my official visits.”
With 61 written offers on the table, Davis has had his choice of schools to pick from. He is a four-star prospect as rated by Rivals100.com and the 19th best running back in the country. How has he done so far in 2004?
“I’ve rushed for close to 1,000 yards so far this season with 11 touchdowns,” Davis responded. “We’re 5-1 so far this year after a big win last weekend against Peterson, 13-10.”
Virginia Tech has come onto the scene late for Davis as he wasn’t listing the Hokies in his top six over the summer.
“I didn’t have a number to call them at over the summer, so I sort of lost track of them,” admitted Davis. “Since September 1st though, Coach Ward has been recruiting me very hard for Virginia Tech. I’m still getting to know a lot of the school’s coaches.”
Davis said that Tennessee, Clemson, and Virginia Tech are the schools recruiting him the hardest, but that his decision will ultimately come down to his official visits.
What is Davis looking for in a school?
“I’d really like the chance to get on the field early,” explained Davis. “I’m not too concerned with location or depth charts, but as long as I feel I’m given a shot to play early, I’ll be fine.”
Davis has only taken one unofficial visit so far to check out Clemson last month against Georgia Tech. He doesn’t have any other trips planned in the near future, but admits that he may take more.
Douglass and James will return to action this Friday against Newton County.