Miami and Florida latest to offer big corner

Well before spring football begins Miami (Fla.) Norland cornerback Carlton Davis already has 10 offers in hand. The 6-foot-2, 182 pound prototype is a big physical guy in the secondary who isn't bashful about his abilities and is serious about his academics. It will take a well-rounded program to make this south Florida star think hard about joining.

The Miami Hurricanes got in the mix last Monday when they extended an offer to Carlton Davis. Assistant Hurlie Brown made the call to the prize defensive back.

"Coach Hurlie called me and I went to their Junior Day and the basketball game they invited me to," Davis said. "They were getting after me for a long time, so I kind of expected the offer to come. It wasn't much of a surprise."

A day later, the Florida Gators got in the mix. Florida defensive back coach Travaris Robinson has an eye for South Florida talent and especially prototype cornerbacks that fit the physical system of play the Gators use. The Gators took it to another level when head coach Will Muschamp also made it known he wanted Davis to be a Gator.

"I talked to Coach T-Rob and Coach Will Muschamp," Davis said. "T-Rob says he loves my film and that I'm a physical corner. He likes my height, he says that all his corners that are there are 6-feet and up. He really wants me to get up there for a visit.

Without meeting in person, Muschamp wanted to get to know Davis, even if just a little bit.

"He asked about my weekend and I told him I was working," Davis said of his talk with the Florida head man. "He wanted me to get up there to Gainesville and get a tour. He told me about his defense and how he is a defensive coach. He also talked to me about what he is doing with the program."

Davis doesn't back down when talking about his game, he is a pretty confident person in that regard.

"I am physical, fearless, and a big corner," he said. "I have fluid hips and speed. I am a complete package if you want to call it that."

He grew up as a fan of Miami and Florida State but says, "I wasn't really a Florida guy but always a fan of their work".

Davis currently has ten offers from the likes of Arkansas, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Duke, Florida, Kentucky, Miami, North Carolina, South Carolina, and South Florida. He is working on trying to take a trip to Florida but nothing set yet. He believes he does know what he is looking for in a program.

"The education is important," he said. "I want to know if there are small classes or big classes. I want to like to get in a school with small class size to get the attention of the teacher. They need to have my major. I want to see where they are academically ranked nationally.

He wants to be a doctor, and deal with mental issues.

"I want to be a psychiatrist, but I know it takes more than four years to do that," he said. "That is how I feel right now."

He also wants a good home in terms of a quality football program.

"The environment is important," Davis said. "I want to see the energy and how I feel about it. I want to go to a successful program. I want to meet the coaches and get to know them too."


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