NU's Eyes On Intriguing Florida Prospect

Often times when you hear of a "combination athlete", you picture a kid that could probably line up at wide receiver or defensive back. What if, instead, you had the option of legitimately placing a prospect at either wide receiver or linebacker? Nebraska has come across such a prospect and he's getting plenty of attention from the Big Red.

While one Pasco High School in Washington gave the Big Red Leon Jackson, another all the way across the country may give them another especially talented athlete.  Darrell Davis is a 6' 5", 195 pound WR/LB prospect out of Dade City, FL who reports a current 4.61 40 yard dash.  He benches 220 pounds and squats 465 pounds. 

During his junior campaign, he had 30 receptions for 650 yards 8 touchdowns as a wide receiver and 45 tackles combined with one interception as a linebacker.  He was named Honorable Mention All State 3A and First Team All-County as an outside linebacker.  While at wide receiver, he was named All-County and Honorable Mention All State 

He currently holds offers from Louisville, Ole Miss, Nebraska, USF, South Carolina, North Carolina and UCF along with heavy interest from Florida, Florida State and Georgia.  His current top five consists of USF, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida and Florida State.  He cites his strengths as his catching ability no matter where the ball is and his love of blocking on offense and his physicality and presence on the field on defense.

While Nebraska currently doesn't reside in Darrell's top five schools, that's not to say the Cornhuskers are out of the running for his services.  "I've got to chat with Coach (Bill) Callahan and Coach (Randy) Jordan.  I like their whole attitude, they're down to earth and they have a shot because of their tradition.  I get probably two to three handwritten letters from them a week," he said.

Davis took one unofficial to USF and really enjoyed his time there.  "it was great.  I got a chance to talk to Coach (Jim) Leavitt and Coach (Carl) Franks and look at their new facility.  It's really big with a lot of weight rooms," he said.

When looking at officials, Davis doesn't have any scheduled but says that South Carolina and Florida are almost locks to get one from him.  In terms of committing, Darrell doesn't feel any pressure to commit before he's ready stating he'll wait until Signing Day as long as he's got time to talk about the decision with his family.

There are several big factors that play into Davis' eventual decision as well.  "The main thing is their academic support, playing time and their offense system.  It's up to the coaches what they want to do as far as when I play, but I'd rather come in and learn the offense a little better.  I prefer the wide open offense kind of like Coach (Urban) Meyer's offense where I can get the ball in the open field and do something with it," he said.


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