Many WR favors two

Through five games, Many High School WR Rod Davis is averaging more than 100 yards per game receiving and he had a terrific night on Friday vs. DeQuincy. Find out more about Davis, including the two college programs that are at the top of his list.

Many High School began the 2010 season with three consecutive losses, but the Tigers have rebounded to win two in a row, including a 60-38 victory over DeQuincy on Friday.

The top college prospect for Many, which reached the Class 2A quarterfinals the past two years, is senior wide receiver Rod Davis (6-foot-3, 185).

"Rod caught six passes for 168 yards (28 yards per catch) with two TDs and he had a 78-yard kickoff return," said Many coach Jess Curtis of the wideout's Friday performance. "He's having a heckuva year.

"For the season, he has 27 receptions for 506 yards with eight touchdowns and that's really through four games instead of five, because we couldn't throw in the first game versus Oakdale; it was pouring down rain."

Davis has an offer from Mississippi State and he favors the Bulldogs of MSU, along with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, according to Curtis.

"Those are the two schools that he really likes and is interested in," said Curtis. "We get a text every couple of weeks - checking on Rod - from Coach (John) Hevesy of Mississippi State and Coach (Stan) Eggen is recruiting him for Tech."

Last year, Davis hauled in 44 passes for 518 yards with 12 TDs.

"He's probably catch 50 passes in the regular season alone," said Curtis, "not to mention what he'll do if we make the playoffs. He's going to shatter his old numbers.

"The last two weeks, he's been unbelievable. We've been rolling as a team and it's been fun to watch. The adversity (from a slow start) has made us stronger. Our offense has a chance to be really good. The hard work we've put in is coming to fruition.

"On Rod's first touchdown against Dequincy, our QB, Tripp Davis, threw a deep post and I thought it was going to be overthrown, but Rod shifted into another gear and caught it."

And while Davis is lanky, he can dish out a big hit as well.

"Tripp threw an interception in the end zone and the kid from DeQuincy tried to run it out," said a veteran north Louisiana prep football observer who was in attendance at the game Friday. "Rod Davis hit the kid so hard that you could see stuff come out of his nose. It was one of the hardest hits I have seen in high school football."

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