Davis sitting on two offers

Quietly, maybe one of the better linebacker recruits in the Dallas area is still only sitting on a couple of offers. A 6-foot-3 and 200-pound prospect with 4.7/40 speed had a solid year as a sophomore and a junior at Class 5A Grapevine (Texas). Those solid couple of years has yielded a couple of offers and some other interest from some other top programs.

Ethan Davis from Grapevine (Texas) is actually in two different sports right now. Davis is also a standout on the gridiron as a linebacker and a wide receiver.

"I am playing baseball right now," Davis said. "I also run track, but I haven't been able to make it to any meets yet this year."

Davis has been receiving some pretty good recruiting attention lately. Unlike so many, Davis hasn't seen a spike since national LOI day in February. He said that attention started last season.

"Recruiting has been going pretty good. Wisconsin, Nebraska, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State are a few schools that I have been in contact with."

"I haven't had a big growth in recruiting lately. Most of my recruiting attention that I have been getting really started since football last year."

It's not just all attention that Davis is getting. He has already hauled in two offers. One offer came at the beginning of his junior year.

"I have offers from Nebraska and Air Force. I got my offer from Nebraska at the beginning of my junior year. It's been a while."

"It was really pretty exciting to get that offer so early. I didn't think that I would get it that early. It was just really exciting."

Being from Texas, it wasn't likely that Davis knew a lot about Nebraska. However, Davis had a relative that actually lived in Nebraska and the team that Davis grew up supporting was a rival to Nebraska. "I didn't know much about them. My grandpa lived in Nebraska, in Lincoln, and he's a huge Husker fan. I've heard a little bit about it from him."

"I actually grew up an Oklahoma Sooner fan. So, I also know a little about Nebraska that way. They have been rivals for a long time."

Schools are looking at Davis to play linebacker at the next level. Davis is an instinctual linebacker that by following his reads typically put him in the right place at the right time.

"On defense, my strengths are making the tackle and making the right reads. I know my responsibilities. I am in the right place at the right time."

Davis admitted that he needs to work on some things this summer. He has a couple of areas targeted. "I need to become stronger. I also need to work on my speed a little bit, also my quickness."

Davis has already been active taking trips to see some schools. One school that he took a trip to see was Nebraska. He really enjoyed his time in Lincoln and wants to hit some spring games and camps this spring and summer.

"I went up to junior day at Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Nebraska. I really liked the trip to Nebraska. It was good to get up there to see everything. I wanted to see what they were doing with their program."

"I am trying to get some spring game visits set up. I am not sure which ones I will be attending just yet. After those, I want to go to some camps."

Grapevine has quietly became a pretty consistent program in 5A football in Texas. Last year didn't end like they had hoped, but Davis had a solid season on offense and defense.

"I think that we were 8-5 last year. We made it to the second round and lost to DeSoto on a last second play. We were down 21 at halftime."

"On offense, I had 38 receptions for 617 yards and six touchdowns. On defense, I had 41 tackles, six tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and an interception. I was honorable mention all-district on both offense and defense."

As a sophomore Davis made 77 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, eight sacks, forced eight fumbles and had seven interceptions. He earned sophomore of the year in his district.

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