New Junior Corner Emerges at Terps 7-on-7

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- After diving for acrobatic touchdown grabs in the corner of the end zone, and colliding with receivers mid-air for key pass break-ups on June 20 at the Terps 7-on-7 camp, Maret emerging junior corner Coby Davis wanted to talk coding. Yes, computer coding.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- After diving for acrobatic touchdown grabs in the corner of the end zone, and colliding with receivers mid-air for key pass break-ups on June 20 at the Terps 7-on-7 camp, Maret (Washington, D.C.) emerging junior corner Coby Davis wanted to talk coding. Yes, computer coding.

Yet another bright young prospect TT discovered at the June 20 event, the 6-0, 180-pounder with a 4.54 40-yard dash and honors grades at the tiny Northwest school, already has Harvard, Penn, Columbia and Cornell in pursuit, while Maryland and others like UConn have seen his video and downloaded his tape. He could be either a corner or receiver at college. Long and rangy, Davis has a good frame, long arms, strong instincts, and isn't afraid to mix it up. But first and foremost, that one love of his away from the field.

"I just love coding, just love it, and that's what I want to do," said the precocious Davis. "I taught myself how to do that, just watching videos on-line. I started that at age 13 or so. I guess you could say I am a computer nerd [laugh]."

Davis was born and raised in St. Louis, but moved to D.C. seven years ago. He lives in Upper Marlboro, Md., now.

"If Maryland started recruiting me hard, oh yeah, definitely, I love the school," Davis said. "I really like the school and the campus, I camped here already this summer, and back when I was younger I attended Maryland basketball camps, back when Gary Williams was the coach."

Last season Davis had four picks for Maret and averaged a few touchdowns each game on offense. He met former Maret star and current Terps senior corner Sean Davis this spring when he visited the DC school and spoke to the team.

Growing up, Coby Davis has long emulated the Ivys, with Harvard at the very top. He has a 3.5 GPA and wants to, naturally, study computer engineering.

"My parents, I get it from them. They are really hard working people," Davis said. "They stress academics first."

Davis is also tripping to Stanford this summer, and visited Temple last week.

Davis also competes in track at Maret.

The Maryland staff was seen watching a few of Maret's games on Saturday at the Terps practice field. Count Davis as another young 'one to watch' in the D.C. area.

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