WR Has UM Offer

At 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, wide receiver Fred Davis has emerged as one of the top prospects from the state of Ohio. Now, the talented rising senior has something else to add to his resume.

"I've been going to summer school for the past couple months," Davis said. "I'm taking the extra classes so I'll be able to graduate early and start college in January. I want to be able to play spring wherever I go and I'm all set. I just have to keep passing my classes."

Davis, who will be taking the SAT real soon, has been playing football since sixth grade and always thought he'd be a defensive player.

"I started out on defense," he said. "That's all I wanted to play, just to hit people. Then when I got into high school I started playing running back and wide receiver."

Now, Davis is one of the top wide receiver prospects in the entire country. While running for 1,100 yards and catching 750 yards worth of balls, Davis found the endzone 26 times as a junior.

The talented athlete also competes in track, where he placed 5th in the state meet in the 110 hurdles and placed 6th in the 300 hurdles. That's another reason why Davis is being so heavily recruited.

"I sort of have six of my favorites already in mind," he said. "O-State, Miami, Florida, USC, Oklahoma, and Texas are the ones I'm looking at right now. They have all sent me scholarship offers and all of them called me so it's all good."

Davis, who went to Ohio State's one-day senior camp, talked more about the Hurricanes.

"My recruiting coach, Coach Chud, played [H.S. ball] up here [in Ohio] so he knows what's going on," he said. "When I talked to him in May, he basically said that I'm a wide receiver they could use at Miami. Coach Chud said that I remind them of Andre Johnson because of my size and speed and stuff. I thought that was cool because he's a great player."

The standout receiver said the Hurricanes will definitely receive an official visit later in the year.

"Actually, Miami will probably be one of my first visits," he said. "I'm really looking forward to getting a chance to check everything out."

Checking UM out is something several Ohio prospects did last year -- all of whom signed with Ohio State.

"The distance thing for me isn't a factor at all," he said. "I have the chance to pretty much go anywhere in the country and believe me, I will if I want to. One of the kids from last year, Louis Irizarry, was actually committed to Miami until they told him they're also bringing in a Junior College kid. He loved it and was ready to go so I know kids from up here can do down there and fall in love with it."

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