RECRUIT REACTION: Davidson Takes in Practice

Set to be squarely in the middle of a quarterback competition with incumbent Zack Baker in the fall, 2016 San Ramon Valley QB Kevin Davidson got an up-close look at the Bear Raid on Monday.

2016 Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley quarterback Kevin Davidson will be in quite a quarterback battle come two-a-days, trying to unseat incumbent starter Zack Baker for the starting gig. But, on Monday, the 6-foot-4, 215-pounder took some time out of his schedule to pay a visit to Berkeley and check out the California Golden Bears – one of his six Pac-12 suitors – along with Wolves leading receiver J.J. Koski.

"I haven't been in a [quarterbacks] meeting with Cal yet, but I got introduced to all the concepts and [offensive coordinator Tony Franklin] took a lot of time with all the quarterbacks and it was a great experience," Davidson said. "I showed up a little late because I couldn't find a place to park, but I got into the meetings and talked with [Franklin] a little bit, and he said that he liked my film, and that he'll keep in touch with me."

Last season, Davidson led the San Ramon Valley junior varsity team to a 7-3 overall record and a 6-0 EBAL championship campaign, passing for 1,864 yards, going 98-for-177 with 21 touchdowns to four picks, all while stretching out and leaning out into a taller, more athletic frame.

"It was cool how it translated, and it's very successful, obviously," Davidson said of the Bear Raid. "There are a lot of different reads that you have to do, but [Franklin] simplifies it really well. They're 1-2-3 and it's a great offense."

The offense isn't like anything Davidson has run as of yet, but that may change coming into the 2014-15 season.

"Right now, we have a new coach, so we really don't know what we're doing yet, or what it's going to be, but it's supposed to be something like Baylor," Davidson said. "I've been working with all my quarterback coaches, just working on specific reads and all different types of offenses."

Davidson and his Bay Area Elite 7-on-7 team made it deep into the NorCal Regional Passing Down tournament several weeks ago, and they'll make another run this Sunday at the Central California Regional in Elk Grove, where BearTerritory will take yet another look at the talented passer.


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