Michigan Chasing Another Cape Coral Talent

The Michigan Wolverines have been anything but strangers to the coaches at Cape Coral (FL) high school thus far this year. The Maize & Blue previously courted defensive back Jaylen Wakins before his commitment to Florida, and are still hot on the trail of two-way standout Spencer Boyd. Now they've set their sights on another of the Seahawks talented athletes, 6-1, 172-lb. CB Jeremy Davis.

Jeremy Davis Profile

"I heard from Michigan (last week)," said Davis.  "They're recruiting me as a cornerback."

Davis, who transferred to Cape Coral from Ft. Myers, joins Watkins and Boyd to form one of the fastest secondaries in the country.  Currently rated as the #73 player in the state of Florida according to Scout.com, Davis's stock could rise considerably if his transition to corner goes as well as many scouts predict it will.  For his part, Davis is embracing the switch.

"When I first started playing in high school I was a corner, but as my junior year came on I was mostly on offense," he said.  "In some games I played (CB) a little bit, but I didn't play too much... probably a series or two when we needed a big stop.  I'm playing corner full time this year though."

The primary weapon in Davis' arsenal is speed.  Pure, unadulterated speed.  The Sunshine State speedster has already turned in a blistering 10.41 100 meter time this year and believes he can run even faster.  That trait was on full display during the Badger Sport/Scout.com passing camp in Tampa last month.

"I had to do my thing," Davis said confidently.  "I wanted to compete against the best.  In order to be the best you've got to work against them.  I'm fast, quick, and I know how to make big plays.  It doesn't matter if it's bump and run or it's zone, I can do both. 

When you add in the fact that Davis is the younger brother of newly signed Detroit Lions CB Phillip Buchanon, it's easy to see why a number of programs are so intrigued by his potential.  That said, only two have stepped forward with scholarships.

"West Virginia and Syracuse offered, but I've heard more are on the way," Davis reported.  "Miami…they're showing a lot more love.  Miami is really talking now.  South Florida, I'm hearing from them too. "

The added attention from Michigan has been welcome as well.   The speedy youngster had been hoping for increased interest thanks to the recommendation of one of Rich Rodriguez's former players.

"I like Rich Rodriguez a lot," Davis said.  "I like his style.  I like it a lot, man.  He recruited Noel Devine (who also hails from Ft. Myers) when I was going into high school.  (Devine) came down and told me (Rodriguez) is a good coach.  I want to visit Michigan.  That stadium is off the chain, so I've got to go there and see that."

Two factors that won't be limiting factors for the Wolverines, or any of Davis other northern suitors, are distance and weather.

"I talked (the distance issue) over with (his mom) and she said it's my decision," he reported.  "She'll be there.  No matter where I'm at she'll be at the game.  And the weather is not really something I thought about.  I've been in the cold before, when I was young.  I've got family in Chicago, so I've been in the cold before."

Davis hopes to get his visit schedule squared totally squared in the coming months, but is not necessarily in any rush to do so.  His decision timeline has leaves him with a lot of time to determine specifics.

"I'm going to commit on signing day," he said.

GoBlueWolverine will have more on Davis in the coming months.


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