The Opening: Davis’ Mother Leaning Blue?

2016 Hyattsville (Md.) Dematha Catholic four-star offensive tackle Terrance Davis chats with The Michigan Insider out at The Opening. Is Davis’ mother pushing for the Wolverines?

Terrance Davis is hard to miss out at The Opening in Oregon. Then again, Davis is hard to miss pretty much anywhere he goes.

At 6-foot-4, 315-pounds, the Hyattsville (Md.) Dematha Catholic four-star offensive tackle is one of the most highly regarded at his position in the 2016 class.

Possessing offers from across the nation, Davis tells The Michigan Insider an updated and trimmed list of top schools could be released soon.

“I’m going to release my top eight in the next couple of weeks,” Davis said. “Right now, it is really Michigan, Maryland, UCLA, Georgia, Florida and that’s all I can give you right now.”

Mentioned first among those schools is the University of Michigan. Coincidence? Maybe, although Davis did inform Scout’s own Brian Dohn that the Wolverines are currently in the lead.

“Just when I got a chance to sit down with Coach (Jim) Harbaugh and Coach (Tim) Drevno, there impression has lasted for a long time,” Davis said.

“They also stay in frequent contact with me, saying good luck with events like this and always making sure they know what I do during the week and weekends.”

One person also very impressed with Michigan is Davis’ mother. Recently seen with donning Michigan gear, Davis says it’s clear where mom stands in the recruiting process.

“I would definitely say her feeling is a little more stronger than mine,” he said.

“Just the education part mainly because we got to sit down with the academic counselor and lay out a plan, which is pretty big for her,” added Davis. “She loved that.  She loved the conversation with Coach Harbaugh, she fell in love with Michigan right then.”

Davis made it clear that although mom seems to have a preference early, she’s not pushing him in one direction, nor making the decision for him.

When it comes to the field, Michigan believes Davis can play multiple positions along the offensive line, something Coach Drevno has harped on since arriving in Ann Arbor in January.

“Guard, center; it really doesn’t matter,” Davis said. “As long as I’m learning and getting better, it really doesn’t matter where I play.”

Currently with four offensive linemen already committed in the 2016 class at Michigan, Davis would be added to a list of very highly rated players. Is Davis paying close attention to a potential log jam on the depth chart?

“Not really,” Davis said. “They know I’m waiting out the process, so they know how I feel as far as that issue. 

“It really doesn’t matter how many people, if you’re the best you get on the field, so it doesn’t matter.”

Davis says family atmosphere, education and big time football are the three key factors in his ultimate decision, a decision he says will “most likely” be made on signing day.


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