Jacksonville athlete a hot target

Jacksonville (Fla.) Ed White two-way standout Javaris Davis has nearly three dozen scholarship offers, including one from that was extended by Louisville on Wednesday. Cardinal Authority has the latest on the RB/DB prospect.

Louisville is now in the mix.

Jacksonville (Fla.) Ed White High School athlete Javaris Davis picked up his 35th scholarship offer on Wednesday when Louisville assistant Kolby Smith added the Cardinals to the list.

"The coach came by my school today and told me that I had an offer," Davis confirmed to Cardinal Authority.

Davis' ability to make big plays on both sides of the ball has attracted coaches from all regions of the country. As a junior he played both running back and defensive back. He finished the 2013 season with 976 yards and 12 touchdowns on 89 carries. Defensively, he totaled 39 tackles, 15 pass breakups, and three interceptions.

Last month he was named one of the top defensive backs at the Atlanta Nike Football Training Camp.

"He had multiple interceptions and he showed he is willing to jump a route to make a play," said Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons. "He was very quick to react to receivers and he played the ball very well."

The opportunity to play on either side of the ball exists, but the 5-foot-10, 175-pound prospect plans to chose one over the other soon.

"Most schools are recruiting me as an athlete," he explained. "I'll need to choose which I want to do soon. It's tough because I love [playing] them both."

His offer list also includes Arkansas, Cincinnati, Clemson, Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina, West Virginia, Wisconsin, among others.

During his visit with Davis on Wednesday, Smith asked the three-star prospect to make a visit to Louisville in June.

"He asked me to come up and visit when they are having their camp," he said. "He told me I didn't need to do the camp and just make it an unofficial visit, so I'm planning on doing that."

Davis, who anticipates visiting more than a half dozen schools during the summer, isn't planning on making the growing list of schools seeking his services wait too long before extending his commitment.

"I love it, but it gets stressful at times," he said of the attention that recruiting has brought. "I'm going to weigh all my options and let God lead me to the right school for me. My relationship with the coaching staff has to be great, they'll need good education opportunities and early playing time."


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