Through conversations with his lead recruiter, Jayhawks defensive line coach Buddy Wyatt, he had come to understand that they liked his abilities on the gridiron. So much so that a scholarship offer seemed to be headed his way.
He just didn't know it would be coming this soon.
"I knew I would get it eventually, but I didn't really expect it to
come before camp," Davie said.
Though he already owns scholarship offers from Ohio and North Dakota
State, on Wednesday the Jayhawks became the first BCS program to extend
an offer, and Davie was understandably excited.
To him, it says a lot that Kansas was the first to jump on board.
"I just think that getting offered early just shows that you can help
the program and they really care about you as a recruit," Davie said.
On June 6, the 6-foot, 185 pound speedster from Beatrice (NE) High
School will get the chance to speak with Kansas coaches in person, as
he plans to attend Head Coach Turner Gill's first skills camp of the
Though he isn't familiar with the Kansas program, its facilities, and
the school, he's already highly intrigued by the Jayhawks for one, very
"Just basically Turner Gill, as a coach and a person," Davie said.
"Everything I hear about him is positive. You hear about all these
other coaches getting on their kids and just concerned about football.
But I hear Coach Gill is more concerned about how you turn out as a man
rather than a football player. And that's one of the really big
qualities I look for in a coach."
The Jayhawks are recruiting the Nebraska native as an athlete, capable
of playing either side of the ball. More specifically, Davie said, he's
being recruited to play either safety on defense or wide receiver on
But does he himself have a preference?
"Not really," Davie said. "I enjoy hitting people and making big plays
on defense, but I like catching deep balls, too. It doesn't really
Either way, one thing is for sure – Davie possesses the speed to make
an impact wherever he lines up on the field.
At the Nebraska State High School Track and Field Championships in
Omaha on Saturday, Davie breezed to all-class gold medals in both the
100 and 200-meter dashes, by posting times of 10.73 seconds and 21.95
In addition to camping at Kansas in the coming weeks, he will also camp
with in-state with the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the hopes of earning a
Though he hopes to sit down and discuss everything with his father
soon, he said, at this point the Jayhawks and Huskers are standing out
from among the crowd.
"KU and Nebraska are definitely the leaders right now," Davie said.
"The two that are recruiting me the hardest and the two that I'm the
most interested in."
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