Davis is setting visits

Four-star guard Eric Davis is beginning to set his official visits.

Four-star guard Eric Davis is about ready to get going on some key visits. The Saginaw (Mich.) Arthur Hill standout is one of the most heavily recruited players around, and he has coast to coast interest.

Running with The Family on the AAU circuit, Davis is playing both on and off the ball, and he feels that things have started off well.

"It is going well for me right now," said Davis. "We kind of struggled in the first session of the EYBL, but we picked it up since then. We are comfortable now and I think we are about to be rolling."

According to Davis numerous high level programs came out to see him play in Sacramento during the April evaluation period.

"Coach (John) Calipari came to a game or two, UNC was there as well, but the schools that I saw the most at my games were Coach (Steve) Alford from UCLA, Coach (Dave) Rice from UNLV, and then (John) Beilein and (Tom) Izzo as well. There were a lot of colleges that were there watching me," said Davis.

Some of those schools are working hard to set up official visits with Davis.

"I will take an official for sure to Florida on June 7. I don't have a visit scheduled to UCLA but that will happen for sure, and also UNLV I will take an official there," said Davis. "Those are the three I know I will take, and I will figure out the other two later in the summer."

To this point Davis hasn't been to Florida, but he is hoping to get a good feel for things when he makes his visit down there.

"I am just looking for the atmosphere down there," said Davis. "I want to see if I get along with the players. They could be my future teammates, and I want to develop a relationship with Coach (Billy) Donovan. Also I want to check the campus out, see if I like it, and see what there is to do down there besides basketball. I just want to develop a relationship with the whole program and see how I fit in."

While Davis hasn't set up an official visit to UCLA, there is no doubt that he will head out to Westwood for a visit.

"I know a lot about them," said Davis of the Bruins. "They have a great program and they play at an up and down pace. Coach Alford likes to run an offense that spreads the floor with the dribble-drive offense, and that would work well for me because when you have the ball in your hands you have the green light."

He continued about UCLA, "They are telling me that I am a priority to get down to campus for an official visit. We are trying to schedule that, and they definitely really want me. Right now we are just building a very strong relationship."

Michigan is only located a little over an hour from his house, and because of that there won't be an official visit, but Davis does intend to get down to Ann Arbor very shortly.

"Coach Beilein has been texting me every other day," explained Davis. "We are scheduling an unofficial visit right now. I think I am going to go over there next Thursday just to see things and talk with the coaches in person and catch up on some things."

Expect Davis to make his official visits before issuing a commitment, but there is no doubt he is really working to figure out as much as he can about each school on his list.


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