Focus '06: Cardinal Ritter Trio

"Josh, I'm telling you by this time next week, I expect to inform you all three of my guys have scholarship offers," said coach Michael Baker. "All three are making spring visits during our break next week, and I've been informed by coaches, that after they give them the eyeball test, they will have scholarship offers." Learn more about the highly recruited trio from St. Cardinal Ritter High School in Saint Louis, Missouri.


Davie Offers as Much Upside as Any Prospect in Missouri
"Quentin (Davie) is a very tough kid," said coach Michael Baker. "You'd look at his skinny frame, and probably think of a finesse player, but he will knock you out. He has the wingspan of a 6'6 kid, and he really disrupts the flats as it is hard to throw around him. He displays so much versaility having played six different positions for us last fall."

Those six positions were quarterback, wide receiver, defensive end, outside linebacker, strong safety, and free safety.

As a quarterback, Davie threw for 777 yards, eight touchdowns, and eight interceptions on 38 of 94 passing. He also caught five receptions for 89 yards and rushed for 425 yards on 75 carries totaling seven touchdowns. On defense, he tallied 74 tackles (57 solo), six sacks, and one fumble recovery. Holds a 3.4 GPA and scored a 19 on the ACT.

"Duke just offered him a scholarship this week. I know he plans to visit Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Georgia Tech, and UAB next week. All of them, except Georgia Tech, have made it known he will likely be offered. He also heard quite a bit from Iowa (visited), Missouri (visited), and Kansas State," said Baker.

Davie's frame (6'4 200) and speed (4.65) combined the versatility shown in exceling at so many different positions last fall makes him one of the more intriguing prospects in Missouri in the Class of 2006.

Davie is already qualified with a 3.4 GPA and 19 on the ACT.

Gully Might be Best Prospect You Haven't Heard About in Saint Louis
"Watching him in the secondary, he is just able to make tackles by always putting himself in position," said coach Michael Baker. "We bring him up because he is so good at making plays at the line as he is so explosive. He has a vertical of 37 inches, and we are talking about a kid with natural strength who has a 280 pound bench without ever having been a workout guy."

Gully (6'0 175 4.52) projects as a cornerback, but also could play receiver in college. As a junior, he tallied 37 tackles (29 solo), nine interceptions (led St. Louis metro area), and one fumble recovery. On offense, caught 17 receptions for 457 yards and four touchdowns.

"Nebraska and Wisconsin have shown the most interest thus far, and I know Nebraska just wants to see him in person before making an offer. He also got quite a bit of interest from Michigan State and Louisville," said Baker.

Gully, who hold a 2.6 GPA, will take the ACT in April. Even without a qualifying score, yet, Baker insists we have been missing out.

"Seriously, he hasn't received near the notoriety he probably deserves. In my opinion, he is the most unheralded athlete in the St. Louis area," stated Baker.

Heard Just Looking for Someone to Hear His Case
"Kris really has that extra burst where he can with the best of them," said coach Michael Baker. "He has very good lower body coordination, and he is very fluid in his hips and movement. He also is a dangerous special teams returner."

Thus far, Heard (5'10.5 170 4.49) has heard the most from Northwestern, Duke, Iowa, and Missouri. He is an exceptional student with a 3.7 GPA and having already scored a 21 on the ACT.

As a junior, he tallied 22 tackles (15 solo) and three interceptions. On offense, he rushed for 127 yards on 11 carries and caught 14 receptions for 375 yards in totaling six touchdowns. Also returned seven punts for 149 yards.

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