Gators stepping up recruitment on Davis

The Jax Ed White athlete has heard quite a bit from Florida this spring.

With over 30 scholarship offers to play college football, Jacksonville (Fla.) Ed White athlete Javarius Davis has already made a name for himself. An electrifying player on both sides of the ball he received his latest offer on Wednesday from USC. The west coast power knows a thing or two about athletes and the Gators are also taking a harder look.

Even with all of the offers in hand, Davis has a bit of humility and knows there are things he needs to work on.

"I need to get my technique down more," he said by phone late Wednesday. "Sometimes I get a little lackadaisical. I just want to get faster and stronger."

But, make no mistake about it, Davis is a superior athlete that a ton of big time programs are recruiting for various reasons. His humility belies his ability on the field. And with all the offers he is nowhere near a decision.

"I have nobody standing out right now," he said. "In the next month I will probably be making a top eight or so."

The Gators haven't offered yet, but the Florida staff has been by to see him twice in the spring and they really like what they see. One issue they have is not knowing what side of the ball to recruit him for.

"Two Florida coaches came by this spring," Davis said. "Coach Kurt Roper came to see me at the beginning of spring. Last Friday Coach D.J. Durkin came by and saw me. They told me that they love me and want to get me to a camp and show me off. They want me to stay home and play for the home state Gators. They were talking to try and build that relationship more."

Florida secondary coach Travaris Robinson has his eye on Davis as well.

"I talked to T-Rob when I went up there with Deontai Williams," he said about a visit a couple of months ago. "He was telling me that even though I am only 5-foot-10, I have great ball skills and can jump very high. He said I get the job done and am a hard worker. He said they recruit tall DB's but that I am exciting and Coach Muschamp likes me. They think I am special."

A lifelong Florida State fan, he has also been in in contact with the Noles.

"I have been talking to their coaching staff," he said of Florida State. "They also want me to come to a camp. I think I will go at the end of June."

Davis says he will likely only camp at Florida and FSU over the summer, but will visit Georgia, Auburn, Miami and get back to North Carolina again.

In the end, his mother looks to have a strong say in where he will end up at school. After missing part of his ninth grade football season, he wants to major in something along the lines of physical therapy.

"My relationship with the coaching staff and my mother's relationship with the staff (are very important)," he said. "My mom has to like the college and the education. I want a high rated program. I think I want to do something in physical therapy."

Stay tuned as we keep up with the recruitment of Javarius Davis here on Scout.com.


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