One of the top players on Meridian High School's team is running back Derrick Davis. After suffering a season-ending knee injury last spring, Derrick has been rehabbing this season. How has the rehab gone?
"The rehab is going real good," said Derrick. "I've started doing figure 8s and things like that. I'll probably be 100% in January."
Despite the injury, several schools have continued to heavily recruit Derrick.
"(Mississippi) State, Ole Miss and Auburn are calling me weekly," he said.
And two have either come to his home or school for a visit recently.
"Ole Miss came in for an in-home visit about two weeks ago," Derrick said. "(Assistant) Coach (Ellis) Johnson from State came into our school last Thursday. I think he set up an official visit to go up there."
Speaking of official visits, what visits are set?
"I've set up official visits to State and Ole Miss," he said. "I think State is like the 27th (of January) and Ole Miss is probably the weekend before that (Jan. 20th)."
And those two, in addition to three out-of-state schools, have made his fav list of five.
"My favorites are the two in-state schools (MSU and Ole Miss), Auburn, Alabama and LSU," said Derrick.
What does he like about each school?
"I would put MSU and Ole Miss in the same category because they are both looking for a running back and they are in-state," he noted. "Auburn has no problem running the ball. They let you know that you will get the ball. It's a good college to go to if you are a running back. I like Alabama's program. They are a good all-around team. LSU is a good all-around program, too."
We'll check back with Derrick in a couple of weeks to find out the latest recruiting developments.
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