Davis Working for an Offer

North Potomac (Md.) Quince Orchard 2014 athlete Elliot Davis talks about his recent trip to Maryland...

During the summer many rising seniors are busy trimming their lists. However North Potomac (Md.) Quince Orchard athlete Elliot Davis is doing just the opposite. Davis picked up his first BCS offer from Clemson a couple of weeks ago and he added an offer from Rutgers at their one-day camp over the weekend.

On Monday, the 6-foot-1, 165-pound Davis stopped by College Park and now it looks like the Terps have the versatile athlete squarely on their radar.

"Coach Brattan messaged me on Facebook and just asked if I could find time to come up there this week," Davis said. "So my Coach took me and Adam McLean (Quince Orchard 2015 DE). We spoke with our position coaches, toured the locker rooms and got to try on some jerseys on. That was pretty cool."

Davis has already been to Maryland several times, but he said this trip was a whole new experience.

The highlight of Davis' trip was siting down for a one-on-one meeting with Maryland's defensive coordinator and db coach Brian Stewart. The two talked about recruiting, but it was their conversation about the game that really left an impression on Davis.

"He was showing me a bunch of the techniques they use at Maryland. He showed me film from when he was back when he was at the NFL, all the way up until now," Davis said. "He [Stewart] said everything he taught his players in the NFL he teaches his players here because he is preparing them for the next level. It makes perfect sense when you think about it.

"So we watched some film of the NFL teams he coached, like the Seahawks and the Cowboys and then of course Maryland film. It was mostly one-on-ones and db drills."

After watching film, Davis and Stewart talked about the specific techniques Davis can use to improve his own game.

"One thing I do wrong a lot is I cut on my inside foot. He told that as I back pedal when I am making a break on a receiver on to the ball, to square my shoulders to my feet and take a couple of choppy steps, then cut off my outside foot," Davis said. "That way I will be able to break faster on to the ball and I will be able to make the play on the receiver."

Although head coach Randy Edsall was not on campus on June 10, Davis did get a chance to catch up with offensive coordinator Mike Locksley. The two are already pretty familiar because Davis played basketball with Locksley's son, Kai.

While Davis spent a lot of time checking out the athletic facilities and talking with the coaches, he did not get a chance to see the entire campus. He said he plans to take a tour when he comes back on June 26 for Maryland's one-day camp.

In addition to checking out the campus, Davis also hopes to get something else out of the Terps one-day camp. An offer.

"The coaches have been saying that if I show up and do what I am supposed to do then I should pick up the offer," Davis said.

If Davis does pick up the offer, the Terps will be high on his list.

"I love Maryland it's the school I watched when I grew up as a child. It's where I have lived and where I was raised," Davis said. "So an offer from them would definitely mean a lot."

Davis would be very excited to pick up an offer from Maryland, but that doesn't mean he will be committing on the spot. He said wants to see who else expresses interest and expects to make a decision sometime around the middle of August.


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