A man of few words, when Shawn Davis was asked what he liked about Florida, he responded, “Just the school.”
With Vernon Hargreaves and Keanu Neal going in the first round of the NFL Draft in April, that I something that has Davis’ attention about the program in Gainesville.
“There are a lot of top DB’s that came out of this defense and I really like that,” he said. “The DB’s are very aggressive and hit hard. They know how to cover.”
Davis is friends with Florida sophomore receiver Antonio Callaway and the preseason All-SEC candidate is telling the young man to think hard about the Gators.
“A.D. is telling me to come here, it’s a good school,” Davis said.
Before leaving the grasp of the staff, they were pushing Davis to pull the trigger, and the thought certainly crossed his mind.
“I thought about it, I really thought about it,” he said about a possible commitment on Friday. “I am just saving it for the August date.
He’s being a little secretive on just what date he means to announce. He says he knows what he is going to do, but won’t give in to the questions about when, who, or how.
“I have a date that I am going to commit, it will be some time in August,” he said. “Nothing special about the day, it will just give me time to think about it.
“Right now it’s just Miami, Florida and probably Florida State. I’m 100% sure who.
As for the Gators, they love Davis and defensive back coach Torrian Gray wants the young man prepared to go hard if he signs with Florida and when he shows up.
“He’s saying just to don’t be afraid to come in and work hard,” Davis said about Gray. “He wants us as freshmen to come in and work hard and get playing time.
The plan for Davis is to announce in August, but he will take official visits as well. Three schools that he plans on visiting officially are Tennessee, Alabama, and Syracuse. He says he probably won’t visit the Gators officially even if committing because, “I can come up here any time,” and he’s been to Gainesville five times.
In the end, without revealing his school choice, he talked about what he will make the decision based on.
“The style of play, the relationship with the coaches and the things they are telling me, and the school itself, the academics and stuff,” he said.