Top Florida WR To Meet With Harbaugh

St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood 2015 WR Ryan Davis talks Michigan, his conversation with U-M coach Jim Harbaugh, a possible visit to Michigan and more.

Last week the Michigan coaching staff reached out to St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood standout Ryan Davis to see if the four-star 2015 wide receiver would be interested in the Wolverines. And after his paperwork checked out, the sunshine state star received a surprise phone call from U-M coach Jim Harbaugh with an offer to play for the Wolverines.

“I never had a NFL coach just call me out of nowhere,” Davis recalled on his conversation with Harbaugh. “It was kind of random. I didn’t know who it was. He was like, ‘Ryan, it’s coach Harbaugh of Michigan.’ It was kind of funny. It was good though.”

Two days later, Davis says he received an in-school visit form U-M passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch, who told Davis his vision of him in the Wolverines’ offense.

“He feels like I’m a difference maker,” Davis said. “It’s something the Big Ten doesn’t have. He told me if I was to get drafted today, I would get drafted as a punt returner. He said I make people miss and fall and [NFL coaches] would love to have me as that. he said he’s never seen anybody cut on a dime like I do. Making people miss and that stuff.”

Davis continued to discuss his conversation with Fisch: “He just said he needs me in [Michigan’s] offense and he just loves my skill-set. He said he would put me all over the place.”

At 5-foot-11, 160-pounds, Davis holds notable offers from Florida State, Florida, Michigan and Ohio State among others. He has already been on official visits to Auburn, Maryland and plans to visit Alabama this weekend.

That being said: Will Michigan earn a visit? According to Davis, that depends on Harbaugh.

“I have decided yet, coach Harbaugh is coming to see me on Thursday. So we will see then,” Davis said.

“I just want to sit down with him. I want to get a feel for him and see what he has to say. I just want to hear what he as to do with the program. His plans with me and stuff like that. It’s one thing to talk on the phone but it’s another to talk in person. You want to have a good feeling about him.”

And if Michigan were to get Davis to visit, he says he already has a firm grasp of what the program has to offer.

“I just want to see the environment,” Davis said on a potential visit to U-M. “I know Michigan has a tradition. Michigan will be Michigan with or without me. I want to see what Michigan can do for me for four to three years. I know a degree from Michigan can go further than football. It could get me a job, an internship, stuff like that.”

Davis intends on making his school decision on national signing day on Feb. 4.


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