Wayne Davis ‘Shocked’ by Michigan Offer

2016 Norfolk (Va.) Lake Taylor three-star cornerback Wayne Davis didn’t think he would hear from Michigan again. That changed Tuesday when the Wolverines extended a scholarship.

The 2016 class is becoming more of a priority by the day for Jim Harbaugh and Michigan.

Several offers were sent out Tuesday including one to 2016 Norfolk (Va.) Lake Taylor three-star cornerback Wayne Davis who was admittedly surprised by the Wolverines new staff.

“I was actually shocked,” Davis said. “I had heard a little bit from Michigan last year but that was when Roy Manning was there.

“He left now to go to another college so I thought after we lost all contact that it wouldn’t happen.”

But it did.

Davis’ Michigan recruitment quickly changed with a phone conversation between he and new Wolverines’ defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin.

“I called my coach and he put me on the phone with Coach Durkin and he offered me. He told me he liked my film and I have ball skills.”

“They said they’re looking to incorporate a lot of man in the system like all game,” Davis added. “They said I would be a great fit to their defensive scheme.”

Holding 11 scholarship offers now including Michigan, Davis wasn’t ready to say where the Wolverines stand in his recruitment.

“I haven’t really thought of that,” he said. “Everyone is still equal at this point.”

Having already visited East Carolina, Ohio State, Clemson, and James Madison, Davis does plan to venture out on more visits this spring assuming he and his family can make it work.

“I have a transportation issue because my stepfather works a lot. When I can get out and visit I will.”

Standing 5-foot-11, 180-pounds Davis is fresh off helping his team claim a 4A state championship, leading Lake Taylor with eight touchdown receptions and tying for the team lead in interceptions with five.

Looking to improve his technique and footwork this off-season, Davis is a long way from making a decision but is in the early stages of establishing what exactly he’s looking for at the next level.

“Whatever college I can feel comfortable at,” he said. “And what college I can play three or four years at.”


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