Lots of prospects are offered scholarships during the recruiting process. Often times you can tell the caliber of a recruit by simply looking at his offer sheet. One look at the list of schools that are after Atlanta (Ga.) Douglass running back James Davis and you’ll know just how big time he is.
“Right now I have written offers from Georgia and Clemson and verbal offers from Miami, Oklahoma State and Florida State. I’m getting a lot of mail too and coach said there were a lot of schools coming in here to look at me in May,” Davis said.
The 6-foot-0, 205 pound Davis runs the 40 yard dash in an impressive 4.4 seconds, has a 275 pound bench press and 405 pound squat.
“My top three schools are Alabama, Clemson and Tennessee. Alabama and Clemson have always been my top two. Clemson is the school that is recruiting me the hardest right now. I haven’t heard too much from Alabama yet, but I want to I really like them a lot.”
Davis said that he plans to attend the NIKE camp at Georgia Tech on May 8th as well as team camps at Miami, Florida State, Clemson, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.
“I went to Clemson for their spring game and I liked it a lot. I am going to Tennessee this weekend for their spring game.”
As a sophomore, James recorded over 2000 all-purpose yards and as a junior he had over 1,600 yards rushing and 1,800 total yards in a nine game season.
What is it that stands out about Davis’ three lucky leaders?
Clemson-“I know coach Burns there real well. He is a great guy and would be fun to play for. They are the team that has shown me the most interest so far.”
Tennessee-“A lot of people are telling me to look at them. It is a great school and probably our most famous alum, Jamal Lewis, went there and I could hopefully follow in his footsteps.”
Alabama-“The tradition there is the best in college football. They didn’t sign any running backs last year and they are looking to sign at least one or maybe two this year. There could be early playing time available there.”
Davis was named honorable mention all-state and 1st team all-metro as a junior despite having a slightly shortened season due to an ankle injury.
“I would say that Georgia and Miami round out my top five right now. I’m going to visit them and see everything they have to offer."