2018 Guard Brittany Davis Commits to MSU

Class of 2018 guard Brittany Davis of Greenville (GA) High School, one of the top outside shooters in the nation, has committed to Mississippi State.

  • Name: Brittany Davis
  • Classification: 2018
  • High School: Greenville (GA) High School
  • Position: Guard
  • HT: 5-9
  • Schools of Interest: Committed to Mississippi State

    "She committed about two months ago," said Davis' dad Vex Farley. "She called (Mississippi State head) Coach (Vic) Schaefer and she told him she was committing. He was ecstatic about it because they really wanted her."

    Mississippi State had been recruiting Davis since last summer.

    "They had been recruiting her since the summer, since the last AAU season," said Farley. "She was recruited by (Mississippi State assistant) Coach (Dionnah) Jackson, who is Jackson-Durrett now.

    "They told me that they wanted her for her wing shooting. Because Victoria Vivians and Roshunda Johnson will be leaving after next year they said they wanted to find another three-point scorer. Last year, she was ranked number four in the country in three-point shooting. And she has led the state of Georgia in scoring, both boys and girls, the last two years. I also think she was number four in the country in scoring this year.

    "She is also a tremendous defensive player. Her AAU team uses her to lock down the best opposing team's offensive player. And she has a lot of steals. Her nickname on her AAU team is Cookie. You know how kids steal cookies out of the cookie jar (laugh)."

    Mississippi State's coaches made known to Davis and her family that she was a high priority to them.

    "I was in contact with at least one of their coaches at least five or six times a week," said Farley. "Whey they decided to offer Brittany, they went after her full force. (Coach Schaefer) sent his entire coaching staff to watch her in a game. He was the only coach who did that. He also came and watched a game of hers."

    It didn't surprise Farley that a program the caliber of Mississippi State would offer his daughter a scholarship.

    "I knew some big-time program like Mississippi State would come after her," said Farley. "She had some other offers like Florida and Alabama but we wanted a program that could contend for a national championship. She was also recruited by North Carolina, South Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Kansas State, Kansas, West Virginia and others. Some had offered and some hadn't, but they were all recruiting her. But we wanted to stay within four and a half hours and go to a program that could contend for a national championship and Mississippi State fit that. Florida State was another one (that fit it), and they were about three and a half hours from us, but Mississippi State showed us more interest. And I told my daughter that it is good to be wanted by someone."

    Farley did his research on Mississippi State and determined that they were a program that had national championship possibilities, even before they made it to the national championship game last month.

    "I am a coach and athletic director so I know sports inside and out, and I'm a defensive guru myself," said Farley. "And defense wins championships. When I went in and watched (Schaefer's) practice and saw that he stressed nothing but defense I went back and looked at his record. Since he has been at Mississippi State, he has been improving his record every year. That is a trait of a good program."

    And a program that his daughter wants to play for.

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