Chad Simmons

Four- Star A.J. Davis Sees Change at Florida

A.J. Davis made a trip to Florida on Monday, and the Gators changed a few perceptions. Find out what chanced with the four-star running back.

A.J. Davis made his return to the Swamp on Monday afternoon, and it was a different Florida team he saw hitting the field. 

"I watched them practice, and it was better than last year," said the four-star running back. "There was more action; they were better at catching the ball, less ball drops."

The 2017 stand out liked seeing the progress the team had made under head Jim McElwain.

"I talked to coach McElwain after practice," he said.  "He asked how was school, my grades and he hoped I come back up for spring game."

The Gators did not just show progress in practice, but it looks like the staff have also turned it up in recruiting Davis. 

"They show that they really want me now," he said. "By telling me and DMing me on twitter. [It feels] like home now."

One of the new changes in Davis' recruitment is the introduction of new UF assistant Torrian Gray. Although you can't really call it an introduction. Gray was also in charge of recruiting the Lakeland playmaker when he coached at Virginia Tech. 

"We still talk every other day and he just shows that he wants me a lot," David explained. "His resumé [stands out], he sends people to the league and gets them better."

AuburnOklahomaClemsonFlorida StateMiamiOhio StateSouth Carolina and Michigan are just some of the other suitors vying to land Davis, however, Davis is not prepared to name any leaders. 

"I'm just neutral right now," he said. "All the in-state schools are mid-range; I am still considering them."

UCLA and Michigan are two schools Davis wants to visit, however, he has no trips set up. The Florida native says he is just trying to find a place he can see spending the next few years at. 

"If I can see myself living in that atmosphere for the next four years." 

Davis says he hopes to make a decision by signing day. 

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