Austin Davis plays both ways (RB and LB) for Community HS in Normal, Illinois but told the BallStateInsider.com that he will be playing the Safety position at the major college level in the years to come. "My first offer came from Wyoming out of the Mountain West Conference at the end of my Junior year and they continue to stay in close contact with me". "I was also offered early by Ball State University who ofered me in early June" reports Davis. Davis also reports having picked up a couple of other offers and continues to hear from Minnesota, Michigan State, Iowa, Purdue, Central Florida, Northwestern and most recently the University of Wisconsin among many others.
Austin went on to describe his unoffical visit to Ball State with his grandmother. "We both really enjoyed the experience and were very impressed with the beauty of the campus and the new facilities at Scheumann Stadium nearing completion". "Grandma really liked as I did the straight forwardness of the coaches and their emphasis on academics and graduating their players" reports Austin.
Austin also talked about the Ball State FB Camp he attended on June 8th in Muncie as a "fun day and a good work out" against outstanding talent from several states. "I must have made a good impression on Head Coach Brady Hoke as he told me early on in the camp that he was going to offer me a scholarship". "We both kind of laughed and smiled as I told him he should have waited until the camp was completely over as now I was going to be nervous feeling the need not to disappoint him" according to Davis.
Davis stays in close contact with Ball State but also drew attention camping at Minnesota, Michigan State, Illinois State, Iowa (team camp) and Purdue last summer. Austin reports that he just sent out more game film and will probably wait until the end of his senior season before making his decision. He is undecided about his major in college but is a decent student scoring a 23 on the ACT and carrying a 3.4 out of 5 GPA. Having an opportunity to play early would be great but if a red shirt comes along he is okay with that as well.
Austin reports liking Coach Hoke, his recruiter Coach Powers and the Secondary Coach Powell at Ball State. Ball State was impressive and has a lot to offer and I have learned a lot about playing in the MAC and how tough and balanced a league they are (unlike some other major conferences). Austin also has taken notice of the outstanding non conference schedule Ball State plays which he finds exciting.
One thing for sure Austin will take his time and make a good decision and go to a school that really has demonstrated they want him and believe in his abilities. Austin will let the BallStateInsider.com know if he receives any new offers and when he makes his college choice. Stay tuned as we will have the "scoop" on this two star athlete when it happens.