Buffs Officially Offer Drew Davis

Drew Davis will probably be the most highly sought-after skill position player in the Centennial State this recruiting cycle. After being told by Colorado for months he had an offer from them, Davis finally received the real thing when he attended a CU practice last week. CU fans can breathe a sigh of relief as many wondered when the offer would transpire. We get Davis' reaction to the offer and where the Buffs now stand for his services.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 210
40 time: 4.45
Bench: 265
Squat: 385
Clean: 269
Vertical: '33
From: Denver, Colorado
High School: Montbello

"I went up to their practice last Thursday, with one of my coaches, and they offered me," explained Drew Davis. "I spoke with Coach Hawkins and he put the piece of paper right in my hand. It was exciting to get that first offer."

Davis had extensive conversations with many CU staff members. "Coach Hawkins was telling me their plans for the offense and how I would fit in. I spoke with the receivers coach (Eric Kiesau) and he was telling me how the offensive coordinator from Arizona State helped them average the second or third most points in the nation last year. Then he showed me what they did when he (Kiesau) was at Cal and how well they did nationally in offensive stats. He was also telling me how well they did at Boise State on offense. He showed me all the stats."

The Montbello receiver makes it very clear about what CU will have to do to win him over. "The last couple of years I have seen Colorado running the ball a lot more than passing. I am interested in seeing them pass more. Probably the biggest factor, though, is I want to see how they do this season as a whole."

Davis was impressed with the CU signal callers. "The quarterbacks there look like they have strong arms and that is what I am looking for. I want a QB with a strong arm that can get me the ball quick so I can get it up the field."

Neither of his parents attended the practice, but both have commented on the Buffs' offer. "My Dad still wants me to go out-of-state so I can grow up more. My mom wants me to stay close to home. Now that I got this offer, staying in-state is a major option for me."

The Buffs are battling with some top schools for his signature, although none of the others have yet to offer. That is expected to change. "Michigan and USC are my top two. I am going to a camp at USC soon so their coaches can see me. I have not been hearing anything from Michigan since my recruiting coach there left for the Saints. Hopefully I will begin hearing from them again, soon. I also like UCLA and Notre Dame. I want to go to camps at UCLA and CU this summer."

Coach Hawkins seems to like being in the forefront of recruiting for the new CU staff. He has been sending Davis a lot of text messages. "He usually just sends me quotes about hopes and dreams and making them into reality. He says that no one thinks CU can win and compete at the highest level but he is going to show everyone that Colorado can and will."


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