Louisville Eastern Junior Has Five

Even though he can't receive official scholarship offers for another month, Louisville Eastern's versatile Jon Davis has already received five verbal offers, four from FBS schools. His most recent came at the University of Kentucky's camp. He talked about that and his other schools of interest in this update.

Jon Davis is poised to become one of the top recruits in the Midwest in the class of 2011.

The 6'3, 230-lb athlete runs a 4.6 forty and was a key contributor for Louisville Eastern last season, catching 40 passes for 654 yards and six touchdowns and rushing for 636 yards and eight scores, good enough to earn him 2nd team All-State honors. That versatility is something that has attracted colleges his way.

"Most schools are recruiting me for tight end and H-back, but I've heard outside linebacker and running back too," he said.

Either way, there are a number of college coaches banging on the door at Eastern High. Five of them have already offered him scholarships: Louisville, Western Kentucky, Illinois, Purdue and Kentucky. Nearby Louisville was his first.

"It felt real good, because that is where I'm from and it's a good school," Davis explained.

Davis camped with the Cardinals, Purdue, Vanderbilt and Kentucky this summer. It was at those stops in West Lafayette and Lexington that he earned offers with his performance. The Wildcat offer is his most recent and comes from another instate school.

"Kentucky's a great school and they are in the SEC, so they play a lot of great schools and that's very exciting."

He also added, "They're really good to me and they told me they were going to offer me after the camp and it was a great feeling being there."

With interest also coming in from Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, Stanford and UCLA, Davis is almost certain to add more offers over the next few months. With so much early attention, he is taking the process in stride and not jumping to any conclusions.

"It is kind of early, so I'm just taking it as it goes." he explained, "I will probably have more of an idea about everything once the season starts."


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