Leader emerges for Davis

Justen Davis, a talented wide receiver from Tampa (FL) Alonso, has a favorite. Davis holds an offer from Louisville and plans to make an official visit to UofL this fall. Could that visit lead to a commitment for the Cardinals?

Justen Davis might be a perfect fit for Louisville.

The Cardinals like to sling it around on offense with their spread attack. That seems tailor-made for Davis, a 6-2, 190-pound wide receiver from Tampa (FL) Alonso, who possesses good hands, makes the tough catch over the middle and moves the chains.


Davis currently holds three Division I offers and Louisville was the first – and to this point the only – BCS program to offer a scholarship. Troy and Florida International, plus four Division II schools, have also come through with offers.

"The reason I like Louisville is that it fits every description I look for in a college," said Davis, who lists the Cardinals as his favorite. "It's a college town, large stadium that they're putting in more seats, and it's a good school from an academic standpoint. I also like the coaches. I just like Louisville a lot."

Louisville assistant Brent Myers ‘found' Davis last spring and has developed a solid relationship with the promising wide receiver prospect. Davis said he's been talking to Myers recently about scheduling an official visit to Louisville.

"I'm looking forward to going on my visit in the fall," said Davis. "Coach Myers and I have been talking about it and we're going to set it up. I'm definitely going up there and I'm excited about it.

"I call him about every two weeks. I've spoken to a lot of recruiting coaches and he's by far my favorite. He makes Louisville sound great. He's just a cool guy. I can talk to him about anything, not just about football or Louisville."

Davis said Myers expressed to him that he would be a good fit in Louisville's offense after watching him in Florida last spring.

"They like the way I catch the ball with my hands," Davis said. "They really loved me on film. Coach Myers came down in the spring and saw me in person and offered me a scholarship the next night. He told me I'd fit in their system well."

Besides a visit to Louisville, Davis said he's also planning to visit FIU and Toledo. He's also receiving interest from West Virginia, Wake Forest and Rutgers.

"A lot of schools are concerned about my speed and grades," Davis said. "My grades are definitely getting better. When those two things (improve), West Virginia and Wake Forest say that offers should come. West Virginia wants me to come up for a visit this fall."

Davis hopes to visit Louisville next month and could make a decision in the Cardinals favor immediately on the spot.

"If I like what I see in Louisville I'll commit on the spot," Davis said. "I really want to go up there as soon as possible."

Davis, who runs a 4.6 forty, caught 40 passes for 505 yards and two touchdowns last season. He also recorded six interceptions as a junior.


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