Name: C.J. Davis
Hometown: Asheville, North Carolina
High School: A.C. Reynolds
NOTES: In a three-back offense and splitting carries with fellow junior Darius Spencer, C.J. Davis rushed for 17 touchdowns and 734 yards on 100 carries. He felt that with more touches he would post even better numbers.
"We share the ball around here," Davis said. "Darius, he's my cousin, he got a little more carries than me and our other back ran the ball too. We won a lot of games doing it that way though."
A player that can project as a tailback, slotback, or even defensive back, Davis believes he can help a program in a variety of ways.
"I play all of them," said Davis. "I play slot, running back, or defensive back. I don't mind playing defense. I only had 20 tackles this year, but we play a lot of zone and our guys up front would get most of our tackles.
"I'd love to play man coverage because of my speed, and I like to hit."
Davis is one of the state's fastest players. At last year's Shrine Bowl combine held at A.C. Reynolds, Davis ripped off a 4.25 in the 40-yard dash, the second-fastest time recorded at any of the Shrine Bowl combines in 2006. He also posted a 4.42 shuttle, a 33.9-inch vertical, and 10 reps of 185 pounds on the bench.
This year, he was even more explosive. Checking in at 5-foot-8.5 and 165 pounds, Davis recorded a 4.23 and a 4.25 in the 40-yard dash. He also recorded a 4.15-second 20-yard shuttle, a 35.9-inch vertical, and 16 reps of 185 pounds.
A.C. Reynolds head coach Steve McCurry recently left to take another position, and Davis has started sending out his highlight tape to various programs. Although he has yet to receive an official offer, Davis is fielding heavy interest from Georgia, Georgia Tech, N.C. State, Purdue, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest.
COACH QUOTE: "I think C.J. will be more of a defensive back mainly because of his size. With his size and speed, I think he could be a slotback or defensive back. Athletically, I have no doubt that he can play at that level.
"C.J. has some work to do with his grades. I believe he knows that as well." -- Asheville (NC) A.C. Reynolds Assistant Coach Larry Brow
PACK PRIDE SCOUTING REPORT: "C.J. Davis is a talented athlete that proves to be a perfect compliment to teammate Darius Spencer. At 5-9, 170 pounds, Davis' size may be a concern for some college recruiters. However, at running back he shows very good vision- identifying holes and wasting no time getting through them.
"Davis also displays surprising toughness and can be tough to bring down. His strongest suit is his acceleration and burst. Davis can reach his top speed very quickly and once he's into the defensive secondary, few defensive backs on the high school level are fast enough to run him down." -- Pack Pride Recruiting Analyst Steve Williams
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