Summer camp season can be a great time for prospects to make a major jump onto the radar of college coaches, and there may not be a better example of that in the 2014 class than Red Oak (Texas) cornerback Garrett Davis.
The 6-foot, 180-pound defensive back entered the summer months holding an offer from North Texas, but he hit the road hard in June and is beginning to see his efforts pay off.
"A couple of days after my UTEP camp they offered and I've been getting a lot of attention from Texas," Davis said. "I may have an offer from there pretty soon, but yeah it's paid off."
At the Texas camp he quickly left an impression on defensive backs coach Duane Akina.
"At Texas, the first thing coach Akina told me he recognized was my forty. I ran a 4.52," Davis said. "He said during warm-ups and drills and things he saw I was a big guy and athletic. Then when he got down to the technique like the backpedal and things like that and changing direction he really started to like me. He thought I was a big guy who was fluid which was good."
From Texas he went on to impress camps for a few other Big 12 programs.
"At the Texas Tech camp, the same thing," Davis said. "I caught the eye of the defensive coaches in the drills and then in the one-on-ones I did really well and caught a lot of attention there too.
"TCU, I did really well. My trainer, coach Clay, he talked to the coaches about me and they already knew me and were paying attention to me. Coach Jennings, the defensive backs coach, he said I did really well at this past camp and they have another camp on 19 of July and he wants me to come back then."
Before the in-state trips he left an impression on an SEC program.
"Missouri, that was June 9. It was a long drive," Davis said. "It was really nice. It was a really good experience. They're in the SEC, they're good."
Each school continues to stay in touch and keep tabs on Davis, in July he plans to continue his road trip.
"I have three camps in July. I'll be at TCU on the 19th, I'll be at Louisiana Tech on the 21st, and I'll be at UNT on the 26th," Davis said. "All those three are camps."
In addition to the camp stops he also plans to stop by New Mexico who has also recently expressed an interest.
"The coach from New Mexico wants me to go visit down there anytime from July 10-27," Davis said. "He doesn't want me to camp or anything. He wants me to visit and see if I like the place and things like that."
The recruiting process is just beginning to heat up for Davis, and while he is not quite sure when he would like to make a decision, he has an idea about how he would like to handle the process.
"I just know I want to stay in the state of Texas or somewhere around here, and when it all comes down to it I just want to go to the best school fit for me," Davis said.