U-M Offer Excites Davis, To Trim List Soon

2015 Saginaw (Mich.) Arthur Hill four-star combo guard Eric Davis was offered by Michigan recently. Davis reacts to the news from the Wolverines, what it could mean for his recruitment, an updated timetable, and more.

This spring on the AAU circuit has already been promising in the recruitment of 2015 Saginaw (Mich.) Arthur Hill four-star combo guard Eric Davis.

“I’m playing pretty well right now,” Davis said. “I’m just trying to continue to get better everyday and trying to win every game. On a team basis we’re getting good game by game.”

Based on his consistent play on the floor, Davis was recently invited up for another unofficial visit with Michigan in Ann Arbor, walking out of John Beilein’s office with a scholarship offer in hand.

“After they showed me the campus we went to the office to watch the offense and they told me I’d fit perfectly in the offense,” Davis said. “And then Coach Beilein offered me a scholarship and said my character and my game fits Michigan.

“When I got it I was excited just really humble about it to get the opportunity to get a scholarship to the University of Michigan.

”I just want to keep moving forward and developing a relationship with the staff.”

The Wolverines have been recruiting Davis for quite some time, already forging a strong bond.

“I’m pretty close with Coach BA and Coach Beilein,” Davis said. “I’m starting to talk to Coach Jordan and Coach Meyer a lot more so we’re pretty good. We talk at least once a week.”

Taking a closer look at Michigan’s vision for Davis in John Beilein’s offensive system, the 6-foot-3, 161-pounder knows exactly what he’d be asked to do.

“Like Trey Burke coming off ball screens or Nik Stauskas,” Davis said. “Being a guy in the corner with the catch and shoot; multiple positions. More so Trey Burke, coming off screens and getting guys involved, knocking down the elbow jump shot and finding open shooters or dropping it down to the big man.”

Clearly an offer Davis had been waiting on throughout the process, he says there wasn’t much of a thought about committing on the spot.

“Not really,” Davis said. “I’m not even really thinking about what school I’m going to go to.

“I’m going to narrow it down probably the end of July but obviously I’m happy about it. I’m mostly focused on improving and this season and continuing to win.”

Davis plans to narrow down his list of schools to a “top 10 or top eight” with a plan in place regarding when a final decision could come.

“I want to actually commit around October or September just so I can cruise through my senior year and have a good high school season,” Davis said.

Asked if Michigan will make the cut Davis replied with, “Michigan will be in there. They’ll be in the top 10.”

Davis says he does not plan to be in attendance for Michigan’s college practice camp June 7 and has visits planned to UCLA and UNLV this summer.

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