Vernon Davis is easily one of the top five tight ends in the nation. He possesses the speed of a receiver and the blocking ability of a tackle. He recently made one school very pleased by naming a favorite.
“Maryland is my leader at this point,” Davis said. “This isn’t one of those things where I’m saying I’ll commit there or anything, but right now they’re definitely number one. The coaches there are incredible. Two years ago they had gone a long, long time without going to a bowl and all of a sudden they turned themselves into the best team in the ACC. I like their ball control offense and I think it’s a good situation for a tight end.”
Bryant has a tremendous frame, standing 6-foot-5 and weighing just 225-pounds. He could wind up at outside linebacker or even wide receiver, but most feel he'll put on 20 pounds and play tight end. Either way, he has a 40-yard dash time of 4.5 seconds going for him and is an absolute terror on the field.
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As a junior at Washington (D.C.) Dunbar he caught 35 passes for 375 yards and 10 touchdowns while making more than 60 tackles and six interceptions on defense. He’s also academically solid and is smart on the field. So what other schools are still near the front of Davis' mind?
“I’m not counting out Virginia or Tennessee especially,” said Davis. “Florida State is still up there and maybe even West Virginia. I’ve got offers to basically every school that’s recruiting me and my coach tells me that if I don’t get injured then I can pretty much choose where I want to play.”
Davis camped at Virginia and Maryland over the summer and enjoyed both trips.
“God gave me a lot of talent and I’m just trying to find a school that will help me use all of it. It’s one of those things where I hope I’ll know when I need to commit.”