Davie Gets Jayhawk Offer

Daniel Davie figured an offer was coming from the University of Kansas.

Through conversations with his lead recruiter, Jayhawks defensive line coach Buddy Wyatt, he had come to understand that they liked his abilities on the gridiron. So much so that a scholarship offer seemed to be headed his way.

He just didn't know it would be coming this soon.

"I knew I would get it eventually, but I didn't really expect it to come before camp," Davie said.

Though he already owns scholarship offers from Ohio and North Dakota State, on Wednesday the Jayhawks became the first BCS program to extend an offer, and Davie was understandably excited.

To him, it says a lot that Kansas was the first to jump on board.

"I just think that getting offered early just shows that you can help the program and they really care about you as a recruit," Davie said.

On June 6, the 6-foot, 185 pound speedster from Beatrice (NE) High School will get the chance to speak with Kansas coaches in person, as he plans to attend Head Coach Turner Gill's first skills camp of the summer.

Though he isn't familiar with the Kansas program, its facilities, and the school, he's already highly intrigued by the Jayhawks for one, very specific reason.

"Just basically Turner Gill, as a coach and a person," Davie said. "Everything I hear about him is positive. You hear about all these other coaches getting on their kids and just concerned about football. But I hear Coach Gill is more concerned about how you turn out as a man rather than a football player. And that's one of the really big qualities I look for in a coach."

The Jayhawks are recruiting the Nebraska native as an athlete, capable of playing either side of the ball. More specifically, Davie said, he's being recruited to play either safety on defense or wide receiver on offense.

But does he himself have a preference?

"Not really," Davie said. "I enjoy hitting people and making big plays on defense, but I like catching deep balls, too. It doesn't really matter."

Either way, one thing is for sure – Davie possesses the speed to make an impact wherever he lines up on the field.

At the Nebraska State High School Track and Field Championships in Omaha on Saturday, Davie breezed to all-class gold medals in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes, by posting times of 10.73 seconds and 21.95 seconds respectively.

In addition to camping at Kansas in the coming weeks, he will also camp with in-state with the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the hopes of earning a scholarship offer.

Though he hopes to sit down and discuss everything with his father soon, he said, at this point the Jayhawks and Huskers are standing out from among the crowd.

"KU and Nebraska are definitely the leaders right now," Davie said. "The two that are recruiting me the hardest and the two that I'm the most interested in."

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