Fremont (Ohio) Fremont Ross receiver Terence Davis doesn't have to look far for role models. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound receiver that's considered one of Ohio's best for the class of 2009 looks up to two former Ohio stars and patterns his game after them.
"Ted Gin is my favorite player," Davis, who already has scholarship offers from West Virginia, Cincinnati and Miami University, said. "He's fast and has great hands. He was great in track, which is the other sport I'm really good at, too.
"I also like Devier Posey. I look up to him as a role model. He's got great hands, great speed and from what I can tell he's a great guy off the football field. I try to pattern my game after him."
Maybe someday people will pattern their game after Davis.
Davis has some of the best hands in the nation and his size and speed create difficult matchup problems for defensive backs. He also runs track, starring in the 100, 200 and relays, but he knows football is his first love.
"I think my speed is the thing I use to my advantage the most," Davis said. "I build up my speed and then try to run past everybody."
He also uses his height to help.
"It's good most because most defenders covering me are small," he said.
"We just throw it up, and I go and get it like an alleyoop. That's why the fade is my favorite route. I can run right past them. I can out jump them too on that route."
Davis also credits his success to playing a difficult schedule.
"We played Cleveland Benedictine, Massillon and Whitner," he said.
"I think playing with those guys makes me better. It's more challenges. I had a great game last year against Tiffin. I had an 80-yard touchdown on one play, but it got called back. But it was still one of my best games."
With offers already on the table, Davis admits he did grow up with a favorite team in mind.
"I would say Ohio State is my dream school," he said.
"I always liked them when I was younger. I dreamed of playing them. But now I have offers from West Virginia, Cincinnati and Miami. Cincinnati was the first to offer. I'm getting mail from all over the place from schools like Alabama, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Louisville, Notre Dame and Purdue."
Davis said he would like to stay closer to home, but it's going to limit his options early on.
"It's not going to really matter as long as I find the right school and the right fit," Davis said.