Detroit Southeastern High sent two defensive prospects to the Big Ten in the class of 2010, including the state of Michigan's top ranked prospect. The Jungaleers boast another talented prospect on the defensive side of the football for the class of 2011 in linebacker Ed Davis.
The 6-4, 215-pound Davis recorded 103 tackles, 16 sacks and three interceptions as a linebacker and safety last fall in a Southeastern defense that also featured five-star linebacker William Gholston (Michigan State) and three-star defensive tackle Johnathon Hankins (Ohio State). Davis also played wide receiver and running back on offense, totaling eight touchdowns.
"On the defensive side I can bring a lot of intensity," Davis said. "I am very fast, I love to hit and I'm very athletic. My vertical leap is 37.5, so I can get up there."
Having the opportunity to play alongside Gholston and Hankins as a junior allowed Davis to see what it takes to be successful.
"I learned that it's not easy being good," Davis noted. "You have to work hard to be good because stuff's not given to you. You have to work out and get yourself ready to be the best out on the field. That's what they really taught me."
Having seen several Division 1 prospects come out of Southeastern in recent classes, college coaches were through the school during the winter and made aware of Davis. Since then, he has been receiving regular contact from several schools.
"I have no offers right now, but Iowa's really looking at me, Michigan State, Toledo, Ohio State and UCLA," Davis said. "I'm going down to Bowling Green for the first time. I think I am headed there in two weeks. I'm going to Iowa's camp, Michigan State's camp and the Sound Mind, Sound Body Camp."