Davis on commitment: "It was perfect"

Highland Spring (Va.) wide receiver was not expecting to end his recruitment Monday, but he did just that on his visit to Michigan State. He talks about why and the what he sees in the 2015 class the Spartans are putting together.

When Felton Davis arrived in East Lansing on Monday, he was looking forward to seeing what Michigan State had to offer.

The Highland Springs (Va.) had plans to visit other schools in the coming days after he left, but instead, the visit wound up being a lot more than he expected.

So Davis decided he wanted to be a Spartan and committed to Michigan State, canceling visits to Ohio State, West Virginia and Nebraska.

”It was just something that happened when I got there,” Davis said. ““It was the coaching staff, the players and the facilities and the academic staff.”

His decision was sealed after a conversation with an incoming Michigan State freshman, he said.

“It was at the end when I was talking to T.J. Harrell, I just told my dad that this was where I wanted to be and he said are you sure and I said yes,” he said.

The first person he told on the Michigan State staff? Another Highland Springs product in defensive line coach Ron Burton.

”He was pretty pumped,” he said. “I went and told Coach Burton first, then Coach Samuel and Coach Dantonio. They were excited.

”Everything was good, they were excited and I am excited. It was perfect.”

While the day was good for Davis, the day was huge for Michigan State, which secured his commitment and then one from West Mesquite (Texas) cornerback Josh Butler.

”Michigan State is putting together a good 2015 class and one that might be able to be better than the 2010 class with Darqueze Dennard and Max Bullough,” he said.

He also heard from Spartans’ quarterback commit Brian Lewerke, who had been in touch previously with Davis about Michigan State.

“He reached out to me last night and told me congrats and stuff,” he said. “I’m excited to work with him, a West Coast guy and an East Coast guy.”

Now, Davis said he is just happy to have his recruitment over with and be able to look forward to his senior season.

“I am just looking to show what it is going to be like when I get to Michigan State and show what I worked on this summer and what I learned from Coach Samuel,” he said.

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