Jackets lead for Denver WR

Despite recent reports that the University of Washington led for the services of Denver, Col. (Montibello High School) wide receiver Drew Davis, Davis dispelled those previous reports on Thursday night when he spoke with GoJackets.com. Davis, the four-star, No. 32-ranked wide receiver according to Scout.com, recognized the Georgia Tech Yellow as his current favorite.

Despite recent reports that the University of Washington led for the services of Denver, Col. (Montibello High School) wide receiver Drew Davis, Davis dispelled those previous reports on Thursday night when he spoke with GoJackets.com. Davis, the four-star, No. 32-ranked wide receiver according to Scout.com, recognized the Georgia Tech Yellow as his current favorite.

"I'd say my favorites are California, Washington, and Georgia Tech, with Georgia Tech being No. 1," said Davis, a physical target at 6-foot-2-inches and 205 pounds. When asked to put a percentage on his interest in Georgia Tech compared to his other suiters, Drew pegged the Jackets as "80 percent" favorites.

"I've liked Georgia Tech since my freshman year in high school, it was just a matter of them showing interest in me and that's happening now," said Davis, who is being recruited by Joe D'Alessandris and has a family member that lives in Atlanta, one who used to bring him Tech memorabilia as gifts in the past. "I hear nothing but good things about Georgia Tech and Atlanta. I'm visiting on December 9."

From an offensive standpoint, what does Drew like so much about Tech?

"They're very versatile," he said of the Jackets' offense. "They're not one-dimensional at all. They run the ball, and they pass the ball. I've watched some of their games on TV. I remember watching the Notre Dame game earlier this year, and even though they lost I was really excited watching [Tech] play. It's something I'd like to be a part of."

And Tech would surely love to have the playmaker as a part of its offense the next four years. The Tech coaches got their hands on some game film earlier this year and have been big fans of Davis, who seemed to have his hands on everything, ever since that time.

Davis said he likens his game to Terrell Owens of the Dallas Cowboys. He is not the least bit bashful, and he wants the ball in his hands when the game is on the line.

"I'm big and strong, and I can run and block as well," he said. "I feel that when I have the ball in my hands, no one can stop me. I can make big plays when the game is on the line."

What have the Tech coaches told Drew regarding where he would fit into the Tech offense provided he chooses the Jackets?

"They say if I'm good enough to play, then I will," he said. "Coach D. tells the truth. He tells me I could fill Calvin Johnson's shoes after he leaves. They make me feel like I'm towards the top [priority-wise]."

Drew realizes a potential commitment would take him far away from home, but he said he is not the least bit intimidated by making the transition. He was asked to comment on distance from home and other factors that will ultimately lead to his decision:

"I'm not scared to leave [home] at all," said Drew. "I think it would be a good experience, help me grow up to be away from home.

"It'll come down to where I feel more comfortable – a place that is a home away from home where I can make good friends. And the little things, such as surroundings."

When asked if Tech might fit that description, Drew made glowing comments regarding the city of Atlanta and the small college feel within the big city, as well as the "educational value" offered by Tech. As mentioned previously, he will visit The Flats on Dec. 9 and plans to make a decision "the week after my Georgia Tech visit, like the following Wednesday or Thursday."

Might the Jackets pick up another four-star commitment at that time? Stayed tuned to GoJackets.com to find out!


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