After coming back from an ACL injury as a sophomore, Cario Davison did enough to get on college coaches’ radar in his junior season.
Now, the Galion (Ohio) safety is looking to do more than that after hitting camps this summer.
“I think most colleges just want to see me come up and decapitate people,” he said. “Last year, I was making plays but they weren’t big bang plays.”
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound senior put in the time and energy through the spring to be ready for this summer and said he felt like it showed.
”I put in a lot of work since last season and last winter,” he said. “I have gotten a lot better and it showed in camps.
”A lot of schools really wanted me to come to camp to evaluate me a little bit and I think I did good.”
“I think Miami is close after I just went to the camp,” he said. “The coach said he knows I am definitely a scholarship player, he just wants to see me make some big hits on film.
”My film last year was not that great coming off my ACL tear, so he just wants to see me make some tackles. After a game or two, they might offer.”
The feedback was similar at many schools, including at Michigan.
“The coaches there really liked me,” he said. “I was in the elite group up there with receivers and DBs. The coach from my old school up there said he thinks I am a scholarship player but I think they just want to evaluate me more, too.”
He did make it up to camp with the Wolverines’ in-state rival, Michigan State, but has continued to hear from the Spartans after previous contact.
“I talk to them a little bit and get some mail,” he said. “Nothing major and I haven’t been up there lately, but I had been to camps and visits before.”
Now, back at 100 percent, Davison is hoping good news comes his way shortly as he gets into his senior season.
“I am really excited about leading the team and I think we can do some good things,” he said. “I’m ready to go out with a bang. I also am ready to show schools I can play at the next level.”