Recent UM offer talks recruiting

The Hurricanes recently offered a pair of safeties from Long Beach Poly. Check out to see what one of them had to say about the recruiting process and who his favorites are.

Herman Davidson, the 6-foot-3, 215 pound safety from Long Beach Poly recently added another offer to his list. On Monday, the University of Miami offered the three-star prospect after running backs coach Tommie Robinson had a long conversation with Davidson's father. This offer comes on the heels of a solid season for the Jackrabbits in which they won the CIF-SS Pac 5 Division Title.

"(This season) went real good," Davidson said. "I had 71 tackles, six interceptions, and two fumble recoveries. We also won the CIF-SS championship."

Davidson, who played both free and strong safety helped his team clinch the title with a fumble recovery at the goal line in the team's championship game win over Orange Lutheran. He feels that he bring a lot to the table as a complete safety.

"I am very aggressive," Davidson said. "I like to get after the ball. At the beginning of the season until now you could find me on every play. I like to step back at the safety spot so I can watching everything, but I can also run up hard on you."

With the season now over, the talented safety makes his way to the recruiting trail where he will take the next step toward college by traveling the country for the first time in his life.

"I just like to travel and get out of California," Davidson said. "This is the first year I'll be able to do it. I want to be able to see different things and I want to see what other schools have to offer me."

A school with prestige and good academics is what Davidson is looking for.

"I am looking at a school with a history," Davidson said. "What I also want in a school is great academics. I plan to major in psychology, so the school I choose will also follow that major."

Davidson's top thee include Michigan, Arizona State, and North Carolina.

For Michigan, Davidson is currently being recruited by Wolverines defensive coordinator Ron English.

"He is a real cool dude," Davidson said. "He has a good personality and everything. I want to be around him, he is just someone I'd like to be around."

When asked about the possibility of English taking a head coach job somewhere else, he reaffirmed, "I'm looking more at the school, but I'd look to that school if Coach English went there, yes."

Assistant Coach/Wide Receiver coach, Charlie Williams is leading the charge for Williams in Chapel Hill. Davidson noted a hometown connection between the two.

"He is a cool dude, too," Davidson said. "The crazy thing is, he is from my area and used to coach at Poly. It just opens up whole new things for him considering we had the same high school experiences."

Close to home, safeties coach Mike Lubick is recruiting him for the Sun Devils.

"He Is down to earth and very straight forward," Davidson said. "He lets me know what exactly they need. ASU sounds very interesting and I'll follow up on them for sure, because they are closer to home.

However, when asked, Davidson said, "if I had to put in a top four, the University of Miami would have to be on that list."

He had good things to say about the University.

"The atmosphere is great," Davidson said. "I've seen the program and I want to be there and be apart of that, just like I would at the other three schools. They all have what I am looking for."

Davidson describes himself as a "leader on the football field. I'm a down to earth guy, I keep to myself though when I am at home."

He plans on making a decision around the middle of December. He hasn't received his scores back yet from testing, but reports a 3.0 average in the class room.


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