Davis continues to be top target

Playing at the 16-and under level Eric Davis is making a major statement with spring.

Saginaw (Mich) Arthur Hill has produced plenty of players over the years. The latest in the pipeline is Eric Davis. The 6-foot-3 combo guard is having an excellent spring with The Family on the AAU circuit, and college coaches are beating down his door with interest.

This spring Davis is not only bigger than a year ago, but showing a more diverse game, and overall he has been happy with his play.

"This spring has gone well," said Davis. "We got off to a bad start, but we have really started to pick things up and we are playing better."

Recruiting wise there is no shortage of interest in the four-star prospect.

"I've been hearing from Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Iowa, Iowa State, and Oregon," said Davis.

One of his most recent offers came from Illinois, and the Illini are definitely making him a priority recruit.

"I just received a recent offer from them," Davis explained. "I have been talking to John Groce and he has been telling me that he liked me and is wanting to see me more in July."

One school that hasn't offered yet, but is still watching is Kentucky. John Calipari has had some success recruiting kids from Michigan in the past, and the Wildcats remain on the radar.

"Kentucky has told me that I am someone they want to recruit and that they haven't forgotten about me," noted Davis.

As would be expected the two big in-state powers, Michigan and Michigan State, are also making Davis a priority.

The Spartans have long had success in the Flint/Saginaw area for recruits, and they are once again putting major effort into landing Davis.

"Michigan State has been on me real tough," said Davis of the Spartans. "They tell me that I could be the next Keith Appling, or if I work hard even better."

Also Michigan is putting in a lot of effort, and Davis sees what they have done with guards recently.

"Really I see what they did with Trey Burke, and John Beilein says that I could come in and be the next Trey Burke," said Davis.

For now Davis is taking a long look at his recruitment and is no hurry to decide, however he does have a good idea about what will have him select one school over another.

"First the academics are important," said Davis. "I want to major in criminal justice so that is important. Also a lot of schools recruit me as a two, and I want to be a one so I want to see if a school will recruit me and work with me as a one."

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