Davison Drops By Illinois

Illinois hosted several recruits on Saturday for the annual spring football game, including several from the Midwest. One of those who made the trek was Galion (OH) athlete Cario Davison. He recaps the visit here.

Galion (OH) junior athlete Cario Davison has been busy on the recruiting trail this spring, and his latest visit landed him in Champaign at the Illinois Spring Game. Overall, the visit went very well.

"It was a great visit," Davison said. "I mean I didn't get the offer I was looking for but I got as close to an offer as you can get, I think."

He continued, "It was my fourth visit there, so I'm pretty comfortable with the staff there."

Linebackers coach Mike Ward and Running Backs/Tight Ends Coach Alex Golesh have been the two coaches primarily recruiting Davison. Both very familiar with Ohio territory, they have both made good impressions on Davison already.

"Coach Ward pulled us aside almost as soon as he got there and we went around and talked about the 2015 class and about my position as well as how seriously they're recruiting me," he said.

Ward is set to see Davison during the spring evaluation period. Illinois is recruiting the versatile Davison at the "Star" linebacker position.

Despite lots of interest, Davison is still awaiting the all-important first offer. Part of that can be attributed to an injury he suffered in a prior season.

"it's been kind of hard for me to get an offer because this was my first year playing," he said. "I tore my ACL last year and I was fresh off of the surgery. But schools are definitely interested."

Davison indicated interest from Purdue, Cincinnati, West Virginia, Pitt, and Akron.

We'll have more from Davison as his recruitment unfolds.

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