The University of Miami has been very successful in recent years in its attempts to recruit the top wide receiver prospects from the New Orleans area. Six years ago the Canes landed Reggie Wayne and last year it was Akieem Jolla. The UM coaches are back in New Orleans this year, recruiting standout wide receiver Craig Davis from O.P. Walker H.S.
At 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, Davis was timed at 4.42 at the LSU summer camp earlier this year. His 36-inch vertical jump is another reason why college coaches are so excited about his upside. In addition, he has a passing test score of 18 on the ACT.
Davis, who began playing football as a running back at age 7, also runs track. He talked about the recruiting process, which he calls confusing.
"It's been kind of confusing," Davis said. "I have a very difficult decision ahead of me and all I can think about is helping my team win the state championship. It's really tough to focus on both so I'm going to put recruiting in the back of my mind until after the season."
The talented wide receiver said his offer sheet has grown to 14.
"Four of my top five choices have offered so far," he said. "LSU, Florida, Clemson, and Tennessee have but I really like Miami too."
Davis talked about the Hurricanes.
"They haven't offered yet but one of the coaches stopped by here in the spring and then called me on the phone. They've been sending me a lot of stuff this summer and should start calling again next month. Hopefully I'll play well enough for Miami to offer me a scholarship sometime during the season. They're a real good program that is coming off a national championship. They've had success recruiting players from this area in recent years and I actually met and got to know one of their players (Jolla) last year at some camps. I'll definitely be taking an official visit to Miami."
Davis, whose team starts its season this coming Friday, is very excited.
"It's about time," he said. "Our offense is really coming together and our defense should be pretty strong. All I want to do is win a state championship this year."
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