Linebacker Dylan Davis (6-0, 235, 4.7) from Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure is quickly changing his status from sleeper to prospect as he picked up his first offer recently.
Davis is a very versatile player who has the talent and athleticism pt either inside or outside linebacker on the D-I level. He plays WILL backer for St. Bonnie.
As a junior, Davis earned all-league after accounting for over 70 tackles, nine sacks and four interceptions.
"Dylan can do many things," St. Bonaventure coach Todd Therrien said. "He can blitz, cover and he can stop the run. He makes big plays, when big plays are needed.
"Dylan is a horse in the weight room," Therrien said. "He's the second strongest player on the team and that's not bad for a linebacker."
Davis currently benches 290, squats 405 and power cleans 270. He has recorded a 30-inch vertical.
On the recruiting trail, Davis picked up his first offer by New Mexico State, a program that is drawing kudos from many southern California high school coaches for their eye for talent. That alone should help Davis on the recruiting trail.
Another program that has cut their teeth by finding diamonds in the rough like Davis is Oregon State and the Beavers are also recruiting the talented linebacker hard. So is interesting enough, Nevada, another school that does a fine job evaluating.
Because of an outstanding camp performance, there is another big time program that has interest in Davis.
"Dylan went to Notre Dame's camp," Therrien said. "He was so impressive that he made their recruiting board.
Therrien has a pretty good idea why he thinks Davis is going to be a solidly recruited player.
"Dylan is one of the best football players I have ever been around," Therrien said. "He's a great kid and his passion for the game is second to none.
"Dylan was the first junior captain we ever had at St. Bonnie," Therrien said. "He will be our captain again this fall."