Davis In the Books for UCF

After some struggles during the recruiting process, UCF's 19th commitment decided to stay close to home. Frankie Davis spoke with InsideKnights.com

Frankie Davis had his choice narrowed down to Purdue and UCF before this holiday season. Things didn't go quite as planned after Purdue pulled its scholarship, but it left the door open for the Knights, who jumped at the opportunity to land him.

The East Ridge (Fla.) defensive tackle had to change his plans after his recruiting fiasco and is now extremely happy that he is a Knight.

"I feel really positive about this, I feel great," Davis told InsideKnights.com.

Davis committed to UCF after taking an official visit this weekend and loved every moment of it.

"I went to the basketball game with Torrell Troup and Bruce Miller; we had a real good time. They are both fun guys to be around."

The 275 lb. tackle also had a visit planned to West Virginia next weekend but said the visit is now canceled.

"No, I won't be going, I'm 100% committed to being a Knight."

Davis chose UCF for several reasons, with the coaching staff and the chance to contribute early being the most pressing factors.

"The coaches really impressed me, I have a real good relationship with them. Coach Collins has been recruiting me from the beginning and that was real important. I also feel that I have a great chance to start."

With his recruiting process over, Davis will now look forward but won't forget what he learned.

"I learned that I have to be patient and not rush anything. I tried making a decision based on what others said. There was some tension there but I learned to follow what my mind tells me because it is my decision at the end of the day; this is where I'll be for the next four years and I'm happy this is where I landed."

Davis will remain positive now after making a choice he feels comfortable with.

"I feel good. I'm going to start working out, getting ready for next year. I want to great an education, work hard and get ready, because I'll hopefully start playing early."

Davis is expected to enroll at UCF this summer.


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