Las Vegas receiver leaning towards Vandals

ONE OF THE top Idaho receiver targets this recruiting class has been Las Vegas showstopper Preston Davis (6.2, 195, 4.58) out of Shadow Ridge High. Vandal coaches Robb Akey and Steve Axman had an in-home last week, spending a few hours with Davis and his mom and talking all things silver and gold. Davis, and his mom, were impressed, he says. There's just one more thing he's looking to find out.

"When I'm there, I want to be able to feel like we can win," said Davis.

The Shadow Ridge playmaker will be looking to get a first hand feel on that subject a few days from now. Davis heads to Moscow on his official visit to Idaho this weekend.

"As far as schools in the lead and everything, I'd say it is Idaho," said Davis. "...Between me and my mom, we are leaning towards Idaho. And she feels like that would be the best fit for me, for me to become a better person in the long run, and just because of the things they instill in you there.

"If I go there and I feel like I can be there for four years -- and we can win, if I feel like we can take this school to the next level -- then it will be a good fit for me."

Idaho has been steadily climbing on Davis' leaderboard over the last month or so, he said, with the two Vandal in-homes solidifying things in his mind.

"They treated my mom well, they treated me well," said Davis of the meeting with Akey and Axman. "They showed up in suits and just stayed there for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, just talking. And then two nights ago, they sent another coach over.

They said they're planning on having me meet the entire staff and make sure I'm comfortable with everything."

Davis added that comfort level with the coaches is already pretty high, and offered an example of one reason about why he's excited about this weekend's official trip to the Palouse.

"At Idaho, it's snowing right now and they're planning on taking us sledding. To me, that shows a lot about how they are," said Davis.

Utah, said Davis, remains in the picture but said the Utes are working on their recruiting numbers. Oregon State continues to show interest, but next month looks more likely for any kind of movement from the Beavs, he added.

"From what they told me, they like to handle their recruiting in January," said Davis.

Meanwhile, it's off to Moscow this weekend.

AT THE AWARDS BANQUET for Shadow Ridge Tuesday night, Davis took home the receiver Award and was also named Class 4A first team All-Sunset Region and first team All-Northwest Division.

Davis moved to linebacker this year and Shadow Ridge has gone to a wing-t, but he still managed to rack up 36 receptions for 644 yards with seven TDs.

Preston Davis profile and video

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