Louisville in mix with three-star NJ RB

Charles Davis, a three-star running back from Neptune, N.J., is a prime Big East recruiting target for programs like Rutgers, Cincinnati and Louisville. Davis is putting his list of favorites together and plans to make a few visits this summer.

Charles Davis, the 6-foot, 185-pound three-star running back from Neptune Senior High School in Neptune, N.J., says he now has five scholarship offers – Louisville, Temple, Tulane, Rutgers and Pittsburgh.

Davis, ranked as the No. 44 running back in the country by Scout.com, still favors Rutgers solidly over Cincinnati and Louisville.

He grew up following Rutgers and at one point he admits he was close to committing to the Scarlet Knights. "They keep in touch the most and I already know the coaches really well too," Davis said. "I have friends there and know guys on the team. It's a comfortable place.

"They have all the little things too," he said. "It's a nice campus, good stadium, facilities…all that."

This summer Davis plans to participate in camps at Cincinnati and West Virginia.

"West Virginia said they wanted to see me in person and if I do well at the camp, they'll offer," he said.

"Cincinnati has been recruiting me a lot," he said. "The running backs coach (Jahmile Addae) was at my school already and told me that, ‘I'm his guy,' so I think they'll be offering. He said I was number one on their list."

Davis hasn't visited Cincinnati yet but likes the Bearcats' defense. "I think I could fit into that defense well," he said. "They run the spread and get the running back and receiver the ball a lot."

He says he hopes to visit Louisville sometime this summer as well. "The new coaches seem nice," he said. "But I haven't talked to coach Charlie Strong yet. He's supposed to be coming by my school, but I'm not sure when."

Davis says he doesn't have a timeframe for making a decision. "I'm just trying to play it out," he said. "I'm sitting back and waiting to see who else offers."

He reports a 2.8 core GPA and is taking the ACT for the first time on June 12.

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