Record breaking Davis talks Gators

Last Friday quarterback Ryan Davis of Lakewood High broke the Pinellas County passing record earning 2,140 passing yards in just his senior season. Lakewood ended up dropping the game to Suwannee 0-37, and while Davis’ head was in the game, after he was able to celebrate his personal record.

“It was a great feeling. I wasn’t really worried about it during the game because I was just focusing on getting the win.” Davis explains, “After, when I heard… I had a great feeling. I’m just proud of what I’ve been doing and I want to thank my offensive line and my teammates because I couldn’t do it without them.”

Where Davis is now is a far place from where he was his freshman year injured and playing only three games at Northeast. He went on to throw for 2,120 yards as a sophomore and after transferring to Lakewood as a junior Davis threw for 2,158 yards. In addition to the passing yards this season Davis rushed for 1233 yards.

“I was just happy,’ Davis said. “It was a great accomplishment and I’m very thankful for where I came from. From my freshman year to being hurt to breaking the record for passing yards this season. I’ve come a long way as a quarterback and a player.”

Davis earns the honors as a quarterback, but will most likely be on the other side of the ball in college. Davis thinks his quarterback knowledge will beneficial to his team in college.

“I think this will help me tremendously at the next level, with reading coverages, with knowing what the quarterback expects with the receiver and just being a student of the game and understanding the game,” Davis speaks of his time at quarterback. “I think will help me and give me kind of a boost above other freshman.”

Among the schools looking at Davis are West Virginia, Florida, Alabama, Texas Tech, Kentucky, Rutgers, Georgia and Maryland. Plus according to Davis, “a lot of others schools are starting to come in the mix right now. It’s really heating up.”

Coach Leak made a home visit to Davis on Monday and made sure the South Tampa star knew he was proud.

“Florida told me congrats and thanks and that they were proud of me and all of my accomplishments. They feel like I can always live up to my challenges.”

Leak and Davis have a great relationship and Davis knows that with his ability and Florida’s new staff big things can happen.

“I’m very excited to see what they can do and I’m still very strongly considering them.” Davis says of Florida; ‘‘they are a great school. I just love the school of Florida.”

While other schools official visits are still up in the air Davis knows one thing for sure. “Florida will get an official and the rest I will figure out from there.”

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