Davis Figuring Out His Deal

Scout.com's No. 2 prospect, Ed Davis, is a significant member of the Class of 2008. What he does impacts a handful of programs in a big way. Here's the latest!

There's been a lot of buzz lately surrounding Scout.com's No. 2 prospect in the Class of 2008. Ed Davis, a lefty power forward out of Richmond (Va.) Benedictine, is one of the critical pieces in the 2008 puzzle.

"I have three schools in my top ones," Davis said. "I have three that I favor with five in the picture."

Virginia, North Carolina and Connecticut are the top tier programs. Villanova and Louisville occupy the final two slots on the list and could have trouble making up ground.

"I'm sort of in between the three schools right now," Davis said. Here's a key note: he's been to Virginia and North Carolina but not UConn. Davis said he couldn't commit to a school without seeing campus.

"I wouldn't do that. That's why I want to take (visits) to Connecticut and Villanova."

While there are no definitive plans to take unofficial visits, Davis figured a possible to ‘Nova could happen in June and maybe July for UConn. Remember, July is merely the busiest month on the recruiting calendar.

Come to think of it, June's pretty hectic as well. Davis has plans to attend the USA Basketball Youth Development Festival and then the Amare Stoudemire Big Man Camp.

Davis said he wasn't deciding tomorrow or even next week for that matter but he did leave open the possibility of decision before the end of the summer. "It might happen three weeks to a month or when I feel ready to do it."

What's important to note is that Davis isn't at his wits end with the recruiting process. Though it has its ups and downs, it's not like he's grown completely tired of it. He has identified a characteristic in a program he simply can't do without.

"How the college helps their players and develops them," Davis said.

We can think of a few who would like the chance to work with Scout.com's No. 2 prospect.


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