Davis looking forward to Florida visit

Ryan Davis - the electric wide receiver from St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood is traveling to Gainesville this weekend for another game in The Swamp.

The super athlete who plays quarterback for Lakewood previously visited Florida for the Gators missed season opener, which ended up being rained out. He returned again to see Florida’s explosive offense in the 65-0 shutout against Eastern Michigan. Since then, Florida has struggled in three SEC games losing to Alabama and beating Kentucky and Tennessee by a combined seven points. Through it all, Davis is impressed with the Florida coaching staff and how the team really does stick together like the “We are the Boys” song sung at the end of the third quarter proclaims.

“What I’ve seen [in Florida] is a coaching staff that sticks together, a coaching staff that is there for their players, and really cares about their players, Ryan Davis said. “They have a real brotherhood there, which is something I like.”

Davis recognized Florida’s struggles this year, but liked how he saw the Gators overcome some issues they have faced.

“Even through ups and downs they stick with each other,” he said. “They may go through some adversity, but they still fight through it and that’s something I like. They are real and honest which I also like.”

The projected wide receiver is still very wide open when it comes to what colors he will wear next year. Davis hears from several of schools on a regular basis and even had a phone call with a Kentucky coach before his interview with Scout. The long list of teams looking at Davis includes Florida State, Kentucky, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ohio State, Ole Miss, South Florida and Tennessee.

After seeing the games dramatic endings this past week in college football Davis is excited to see where he will fit in.

“I really love what [Florida is] doing,” Davis said. “I love how the younger players are playing, freshman making big impacts. I just love everything they are doing right now.”

Davis is excited to make it up to Gainesville this weekend to see the rivalry with Florida and LSU and to see the coaches at Florida he has a relationship with.

“With some schools they have one representative that is recruiting you and that’s it,” he said. “With [Florida], the whole staff talks to me through twitter, they hit me up and show me love when I go up there.”

Davis will start leading Lakewood this week against Marian County High School on Friday before he goes to the Swamp to see the Gators take on the LSU Tigers at 7:30.


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