Signing Day 2004: Chris Davis

The Devils continued to go down to Georgia throughout the recruiting season, and one of the most recent prizes came in the form of one of the top 70 safety prospects in the country.

Despite being courted by hometown favorite Georgia Tech, Marist School standout Chris Davis decided his mind was made up when he visited Duke on his official visit. Just don't ask what the difference was for the six foot, 180 pounder.

"I got along with both groups of guys very well. It was really just a feeling I got when I went to Duke. It wasn't anything I can put my finger on. I feel comfortable at both Duke and Tech."

Perhaps that was due to the Blue Devils' intense effort on the recruiting visit where the coaching staff used the new addition of the Yoh building as a selling point for Davis.

"The highlight of my trip was probably going into the locker room and seeing my helmet and my name on my locker. They also had my name on my jersey set up, and I kind of liked that."

As a senior at the Marist school in Atlanta, Davis played both the running back and safety position, though he may even look to make the transition to wide receiver at Duke thanks to an impressive 34-inch vertical jump and 4.59 forty time.

Either way Davis is looking forward to getting to Duke and getting a start at becoming a Blue Devil.

"Everything came together for me at Duke. I would love to stay close to home for my family to come see me play at Georgia Tech, but the question was really, do I want to stay in the city where I've grown up my whole life, or do I want to see something new? The school there is just great, and the college town atmosphere is just great."

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