Jerome Davis is a defensive tackle prospect that plays on one of the top teams from the state of Georgia. Davis, 6-2 and 253 pounds, is from Buford (Ga.) High School. They played their opening game last Friday and walked away 51-0 winners over Grovetown.
"We did well," Davis said. "I did well. I think I finished with seven tackles. We have North Hall this Friday. We play there.
"I think I have put on 25 pounds since last season. I played around 228 to 230 pounds or so. It's mainly muscle weight. I have worked hard in the off-season. There has been lots of growth and I think I have gotten thicker on my own."
Davis, a three-star defensive tackle prospect, says he's sitting "on 11-12 scholarship offers at this time", from such schools as N.C. State, South Carolina, Troy, Illinois, Middle Tennessee State, Kent State, Miami of Ohio, Central Florida, and Mississippi State. This summer he camped and visited UCF, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Mississippi State, Troy, Kent State, and MTSU.
"It was fun, getting out and competing. I really liked South Carolina. There were a lot of players and I went in unknown and played well. I enjoyed that campus and facilities.
"UCF was a beautiful place. They are one of my favorites and that's a great place to be.
"Oklahoma State was real nice too."
So with several impressive visits does one school stand out over the others?
"South Carolina is my favorite right now. I also really like Oklahoma State. So many teams are in the spread and I think that benefits my game because I am a big man that can run."
Davis said he would like to officially visit South Carolina, Illinois and Troy this fall. What is he looking for in a school?
"What's important to me is this; I have to find great academics. I want to find a place I want to be for four or five years. If something happens to me or the coaches can I live there? I have to. I am not concerned about distance."