Davis: In Need of Attention

The Jonathan Davis situation has become well documented over the past several days, as the talented linebacker had a falling out with the University of South Carolina, where he committed to in December. Has a door opened up for UCF now? Find out what his father said about wanting to hear from UCF.

Jonathan Davis' offer sheet kept getting longer as the 2008 season progressed. UCF obviously wanted the versatile Davis, who can play running back, linebacker or safety, but the Knights weren't alone. Boston College, UAB, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State, Lousiville, Alabama, Miami and Florida all offered Davis, as did South Carolina. The four-star linebacker from Tucker H.S. (Ga.) eventually chose the Gamecocks over the aforementioned schools, although he did have the Knights amongst his top choices.

Davis, the best player on one of the state's best teams had his offer revoked by South Carolina late last week and now Davis and his family are scrambling.

InsideKnights.com caught up with Davis' father, Ty, who adamantly denied that his son had his offer pulled and that it was Jonathan that de-committed.

That is somewhat contradicting to other reports from the Atlanta Journal Constitution, which stated that Davis did indeed have his offer pulled. According to the paper and the USA Today, the offer was officially revoked and on top of that, coach Franklin Stephens said that Steve Spurrier is no longer welcome to his school. Stephens is Davis' head coach and he also led his team to a state title this past year, meaning that a serious pipeline has been taken away from the Gamecocks.

This story has made its way through the national media, as Colin Cowherd of ESPN Radio's national syndicated show, "The Herd," touched on the situation.

Some rumors began circulating that South Carolina did not want Davis because of his grades, but Ty Davis squashed that assumption immediately.

"That is completely unfounded, my son has a 2.6 GPA and received a 20 on the ACT," Davis told InsideKnights.com. "He is qualified."

Regardless of what actually did happen, one fact remains crystal clear; Davis is up for grabs again and the Knights could be a potential suitor again.

"I wish one of the coaches would call, they were one of his favorites and we haven't heard from them since (he de-committed)," Davis said in regards to UCF.

With Davis interested in UCF, it is not yet certain whether the Knights have reciprocated interest, as the team has snatched up two defensive commitments in the past two days. The Knights are still looking for help in the defensive backfield, so the team could still get a potentially great football player if it wants to enter the race for Davis again.


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