One of the top skill players in Ohio for the 2017 recruiting class is dual sport athlete Danny Davis out of Springfield High. The wide receiver and return specialist already holds a handful of offers with Michigan State sticking out early.
“I've got offers from Michigan State, Louisville, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Iowa and Illinois,” said Davis. “So I'm open but like Michigan State a lot. I've been talking with Coach (Terrence) Samuel a lot and he wants to build a relationship with me right now. So we're building it.”
Davis has only visited the Spartans once but came away impressed.
“I was up at Michigan State for their game against Ohio State,” he said. “The atmosphere up there is great and the fans are great. In fact, I loved it up there.”
For awhile Davis thought his future might be on the hardwood. However, that is changing with each day he spends with second year Springfield head coach Maurice “Mo” Douglass.
“I love both sports,” he said. “But I'm leaning more towards football right now. I talk with Coach Douglass a lot and he said football is where the money is. So I'm going to listen to him.”
A basketball injury has Davis sidelined from both sports at this time. But he knows he'll be back soon.
“In summer league I went up for a layup and ended up landing on my wrist and breaking a bone,” he explained. “I should be back in July so I've been taking a break. In fact I think I needed it but everything happens for a reason.”
Now up to 180-pounds, Davis is looking forward to getting ready for his junior season once he's released from the injury.
“When I get back I'm going to hit the weight room,” he said. “I want to get bigger and strong so I can hemp my team get some wins this year.”