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Rivals250 WR talks upcoming Maryland, UF visits

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Rivals250 and St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood wide receiver Ryan Davis has had a busy offseason thus far, but over the past few months he's been so focused on family and football, that he hasn't had a chance to think about recruiting. He said over the weekend that he plans on changing that in the near future.
"I've been busy talking to a lot of coaches and planning visits," he said. "July is going to be a big month. I have a trip to Maryland coming up and I'm looking forward to that."
The Terrapins are making a strong push for Davis, with offensive coordinator Mike Locksley leading the way.
"He's been recruiting me very hard," Davis said. "He said he wants me because he never got a chance to coach my brother [Class of 2002 five-star Chris Davis]. He thinks I can take Stefon Diggs' spot when he leaves or I could play alongside him if he says. I feel like I can come right in and have an impact."
Davis is the definition of versatility for his high school team, playing several different positions. He said he could be asked to do the same if he were to take his talents north.
"I like Maryland's offense because he said I can play wildcat quarterback in situations, I can line up at wide receiver, make get some carries at running back," Davis said. "Because I play quarterback at my high school he thinks I'll be able to see the field from a different perspective, they know I already know where the receivers should be to help the quarterback."
After his trip to College Park, Davis said he plans to return to Gainesville to get another look at the Gators. Florida already three committed players who could be wide receivers, but Davis said he's not concerned about competition.
"They run the spread offense so they're trying to have a lot of guys so they can rotate when they're running the new fast-tempo offense," Davis said. "They're trying to use me at a bunch of different spots, too, they said I can come in, try to get some snaps at quarterback too."
Former Florida wide receivers coach Joker Phillips was Davis' primary recruiter, but Davis said his recruitment hasn't skipped a beat since Phillips stepped down earlier this month.
"Coach Phillips was recruiting me but the day he resigned Coach Lewis hit me up and now we talk pretty much every day," Davis said. "We already have a good relationship."
As far as a decision, Davis said he doesn't see that happening for quite a while.
" I plan on making a decision on Signing Day," he said. "I still want to take my official visits and I'll probably do that after the season."
Davis already has a few schools in mind, with the Gators already a lock.
"Florida will probably get an official," Davis said. "Once I get out and visit Maryland, Tennessee and Ole Miss I'll see how that goes and see if I need to go back again for an official in the fall."
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