Recruiting Update: Akile Davis

BYU’s coaching staff is looking to sign a few wide receivers as part of the 2015 recruiting class. The staff has offered full ride scholarships to a few Texas prospects including one out of DeSoto High School by the name of Akile Davis. Although BYU has heavily recruited the 6’1”, 195-pound receiver, the Cougars have fallen behind San Diego State and Indiana.

The BYU Cougar coaching staff has extended offers to five wide receivers for the 2015 recruiting class. Some have already committed elsewhere while others are still in the process of making a final decision. Akile Davis (DeSoto, TX) is still in the evaluation phase and BYU is still in the picture, albeit falling behind two other programs.

“Right it’s [down to] San Diego State and Indiana,” said Davis. “Probably in the next two weeks I’m going to make a decision. BYU is still in the picture but they’ve dropped out a little bit.”

With San Diego State and Indiana being the top two colleges on Davis’ list, where does BYU stand?

“There are some factors [that] I’ve been talking to my parents [about],” Davis said. “BYU has fallen out of [my] top three.”

Davis does believe BYU is a great academic institution along with possessing an outstanding football program.

“The education and that part of BYU is really, really good,” Davis said. “The coaching staff and the football program is also really good. The coaches are great and they keep people accountable.”

However, there is one hang up that has caused him to reconsider BYU as a real option.

“BYU is a Mormon school,” said Davis. “I don’t have anything against it, but I mean it is a Mormon school. BYU has a great education and that’s [a good thing] because one day I want to be a coach. I do think BYU would be a perfect place to go get that education.”

Davis is set to make a final decision soon, more than likely within the next week potentially.

“I would say within the next week,” said Davis. will stay in contact with Davis and report on where he makes a commitment to when he makes his final decision.

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