Offers rolling in for Davis

Lexington (Ky.) Lafayette power forward Jackson Davis has had a busy week. Scholarship offers are rolling in and a number of schools are expected to watch him this week.

Things have taken off for 2014 power forward Jackson Davis.

Eight days ago the Lexington (Ky.) Lafayette standout backed off a pledge to Rice. Since then he's had success on the court and the scholarship offers are rolling in.

Last Wednesday in a comeback win over Lexington Christian Academy, Davis scored 28 points on 5-for-8 shooting and reeled in 12 rebounds in front of Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings.

Three days later Davis went for 32 points and 31 rebounds in a loss to Lexington Catholic in the District Championship. Butler coach Brandon Miller and Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory were attendance, as were assistants from Georgia, Rice and Alabama.

"It has been busy," Davis' mother Ginger told Scout.com. "I think I've expressed this before, but it's a good kind of craziness."

But there are still other interested parties. When Davis plays on Thursday to start Region play, there could be upward of 12 schools in attendance.

"Not all of them are confirmed, but Boston College, Notre Dame, Tulane, George Washington, Indiana, Minnesota, Rice, Oregon, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee," Davis said when asked who inquired about coming on Thursday.

Davis now has scholarship offers from Georgia, Georgia Tech, Rice, Butler, Florida State, UCF and Vanderbilt. Alabama and Butler were tentatively scheduled for in-home visits on Monday.

Davis took a pair of official visits the first time around, so he has three official visits to work with. According to his mother, they'll likely some official and unofficial visits when the time comes.

"I think Jonathan [Davis] expressed that we are going to wait until after State tournament even if Jackson's team doesn't make it," Davis said. "Jackson still has things going on through the end of that."

"At that time we are going to look at who offered and we are going to start determining what visits we want to take at that time," she added. "We will probably take official and unofficial visits. Probably unofficial visits to the schools that are closer to us, just so simply Jackson can get some more visits in if he wants to."

Although they haven't set any dates, two schools have discussed possible visits with the Davis family.

"I think we've tried to schedule some time with Butler and we've talked to Vandy about possibly coming to visit, beyond that we haven't discussed that with anybody," she said.

Is there a timetable for a decision?

"We will start narrowing it down middle to the end of next month and will probably have to take our visits pretty quickly," Davis said.

"We are not going to rush it," she added. "Once we get it narrowed down to the final three or four we are going to try and spend more time with those programs just to make sure we have the perfect fit for Jackson."


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