Will Davis Commit This Weekend?

Dade City (FL) Pasco's Darrell Davis had a super senior season, exceling in his first full season at wide receiver.

Last year the 6-foot-5, 205-pound prospect alternated between wide receiver and tight end because of Pasco's depth of the season, but this year he returned as the go-to offensive player and exceled.

"I had a good year at wide receiver and safety," Darrell Davis told Pack Pride. "I had around 45 catches for 945 yards and eight touchdowns. I also finished with 54 tackles and six interceptions on defense.

"I consider myself a physical player. I love to block... my blocking ability is one of my strengths. I also can get yards after the catch and love going for jumpballs in the redzone. With my size and jumping ability, I believe the ball is mine when it is in the air."

"When I'm on defense I just love to hit people. I play physical all the time and like the contact of football."

Davis is also a standout basketball player for Pasco High, as he scored 34 points in the season opener. However he's decided to play football only on the next level and may have another choice to make in the near future. Will he play offense or defense in college?

"All the colleges are saying I can play either way," Davis said. "Playing defense is a possibility with any of the schools. I see myself as athlete. I want to play wherever I can get on the field the quickest."

Davis has hosted coaches from Florida, Michigan State, NC State, South Florida, and Central Florida this week.

"It's been busy with a lot of coaches coming in to visit," Davis said. "I like coach Dixon from NC State and coach Munson from Florida the best. They've been on me the longest and I'm comfortable with them.

"I'm going to NC State this weekend for my first visit. I go to Michigan State on the 16th, Central Florida on January 6th, and I go to Florida on January 20th."

NC State wide receivers coach Dwayne Dixon is handling the recruitment of Davis for the Wolfpack, and the two appear to have developed a strong relationship.

"We really do have a good relationship," said Davis. "We are both nicknamed 'Double D' so that's pretty cool. He's been recruiting me for a long time. He used to be at Florida and would be my position coach if I went to NC State. Your position coach is going to be the person you hang with, and I feel comfortable with coach Dixon already."

Davis claims more than a dozen offers from programs like NC State, Michigan State, South Florida, and Central Florida, and he believes Florida could be offering soon. Does he have a leader?

"My favorite right now is North Carolina State," he said. "I really like coach Dixon, and it looks like a place I can play early. I just have to check with the whole organization and get a feel of the players and other coaches.

"That is why this official visit is important for me. My mom was going to come with me, but she told me that if I'm going to sign a letter-of-intent to a place like NC State I need to check it out on my own because I will be up there living on my own."

Sporting a 3.3 GPA, Davis is fully qualified to play as a true freshman. Because he favors NC State, there is a chance he could make a decision while in Raleigh.

"It's a strong possibility that I could commit, but I want to make sure I make the best decision possible," said Davis. "If I did commit I'd probably still take my visits, but there's a chance I do it."

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