Kentucky appears poised to receive a commitment from one
of the top running backs in the California junior college ranks.
Solano Community College standout
Draak Davis (5-8, 165, 4.35) made an
official visit to Lexington this past weekend and was "blown away," according to
"He said he loved everything about it," said Solano
coach Floyd Burnsed. "He was very impressed by the coaching staff they've put
together, he liked the facilities they have there at Kentucky, and he liked all
the people he met. He got to go see the Kentucky-Notre Dame (basketball) game
and was impressed by the great fan support.
"They offered him a scholarship while he was there, and
I think he's ready to commit. He's turned down several other offers and
invitations to make official visits. I think Kentucky's going to be getting a
real special player."
Davis, who originally signed with Eastern Washington out
of Vallejo High School in 2000, is expected to graduate with high marks in May
and will have three years of eligibility remaining. He redshirted as a freshman
In his first year at Solano, also the first year for the
new program, he led all California community college players in rushing with
1,662 yards. He averaged 184.7 yards rushing per game, highlighted by a 362-yard
outburst in a wild 72-69 victory over Marin in which he also scored seven
touchdowns -- breaking O.J. Simpson's state record -- and accounted for a
national record 48 points.
Davis is also considering Nevada, "mainly for their
medical program," Burnsed noted, "but I think he's real excited about the
opportunity to play in the SEC. It's a real good fit for both Kentucky and Draak."
Kansas State and Utah had also been involved in his