At times he can make the move to the offensive side of the ball where he registered 14 receptions for 169 yards and one touchdown last season. Davis has some impressive strength numbers as evident by his performance in the power clean.
While this season has not gone entirely according to plan, Davis knows that the goals that were set before the season are still attainable.
"This season has gone pretty good but not as good as we hoped it would," Davis said. "We still have a shot to reach the playoffs with a win tonight and that is something that we talked about before the season started so it is up to us to go out and take care of business tonight."
Even though the season has had some highs and lows one of the more memorable games was the first game versus St. Bonaventure and the nations No. 1 rated running back Darrell Scott.
"They beat us in a very tough game for the first win of the season but we were able to hold Scott to 76 yards rushing and I ended with 19 tackles," Davis said. "I made a few open field tackles on Scott and if I can tackle that guy in space I can tackle anybody. After that I started getting invited to a lot more camps and games so it helped me get noticed a little more."
And who exactly has taken notice by the play of Davis, UCLA, Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas, Tennessee, Penn State, Nebraska and Southern California.
Davis admits that he has interest in all of his top schools but has been fond of the play in the Southeaster Conference, particularly the University of Florida.
"I know that Florida will be around in the end," Davis said. "They will definitely be in my top five I have liked them for a while now but I don't have enough information on the rest of the teams that I am looking at. Watching the Gators on television you can tell how crazy it is with the fans and with that stadium. I am looking to come in and work hard in whatever capacity needed. We have been invited to come to the Florida and Florida State game, and I hope that we can make that trip. If we make it into the playoffs and advance past the first round we might be playing that weekend but if we get knocked out we should be at The Swamp."
Davis talked about some of his strengths.
"My strength is that when I get in space I make the play but I can also go inside against the bigger stronger offensive lineman," he said. "I need to read the play a little better, right now I can get by on my athletic ability but at the next level I need to know where the ball is going every time."
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Davis is also a member of the Scout.com Top 100 for the Class of 2009.
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