Flyers land big time scorer

Dayton had one of their top targets on campus this weekend and he didn't leave without making his decision.

The Dayton Flyers came into the weekend really wanting to land combo guard Darrell Davis, and they did just that. The Detroit (Mich) Frederick Douglass standout picked the school according to sources.

At 6-foot-4 and 170 pounds, very few prospects in the country are more natural at scoring the ball than Davis. He proved all summer long that he is more than capable of getting buckets, and really took his game to a new level during the month of July.

Davis, who also had an offer from Michigan State, decided to pick the Flyers instead of the in-state power.

"They had been on me since day one and sending me letters every day and blowing up my phone," said Davis of Dayton. "They just showed me consistent love and made me feel that this is the best place for me."

He continued, "I liked the campus and the players and I have a chance to come in and play a lot which was a big deal for me."

This is a big get for the Flyers as they prioritized Davis during the month of July and put in a lot of work to get the kid. Now that paid off as on his official visit to the school he decided to pull the trigger and commit.

According to Davis not only the work put in by the staff, but the relationship he had with them was a huge deal.

"My relationship with the staff is special," said Davis. "Coach Tom (Ostrom) and Coach (Archie) Miller would call me every day and ask me how I was doing and ask about my family. I trusted them and they trusted me. I think we have a great relationship."

Davis becomes the first pledge for the Flyers in the class of 2014. Now Dayton will look to shore up the wing and also the frontcourt with their remaining scholarships. Head Coach Archie Miller and his staff between Davis and a talented 2013 class have done an excellent job of stock piling the backcourt.


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