2005 Target: RB Mike Davis

The Tigers chose not to sign a running back in the 2004 class and that will likely prove to be a wise move because of all the talented ground gainers in the Palmetto state next year. One of the best in South Carolina will be Columbia's Mike Davis.

RB Mike Davis
5-10, 210, 4.5
Columbia High School
Columbia, South Carolina

The 5-11, 205 pound speedster from Columbia High will be one of the Southeast's most highly rated running backs after an impressive junior season. Davis carried the ball for 2,342 yards and 25 touchdowns last season as a junior.

Some of the top programs in the nation are already showing significant interest in the prize recruit. "Virginia Tech, Maryland, Nebraska, Penn State, Clemson and South Carolina are all showing interest," stated Davis. The talented back, who runs a 4.47 forty, has no favorites at this time.

When asked whom he grew up rooting for, Davis responded, "It's kind of strange. I grew up rooting for Oregon. They were one of the first games I saw on television."

Davis attended several games at Clemson and South Carolina this past season. "I went to the Clemson games against Georgia and North Carolina. I also went to see South Carolina play Clemson and Florida."

The strengths of this talented running back are numerous. "I am a good straight ahead runner. I have good field vision," said Davis.

So what will he be looking for in his college of choice? "I will be looking for the school that has my major. The school that has a very good sports medicine or physical therapy program."

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding running back from South Carolina, right up through signing day 2004.

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