Davis Smiling With NU Offer

It was already a great visit. Kyle Davis had just visited Northwestern's facilities, toured campus, and even got a look at the distant city of Chicago from the side of Lake Michigan. As the three-star guard was saying his goodbyes, he received a pleasant surprise from Tavaras Hardy. The Wildcats had offered him a scholarship.

Davis already had received offers from Colorado State, UIC, and Illinois State, but the offer from Northwestern had him smiling—almost too hard.

"I had to catch myself—I had to bring myself back to reality," said Kyle Davis. "I just told him I was happy that they offered me."

The offer was a happy ending to an eventful visit. After seeing Northwestern first-hand, a number of things stand out.

"I don't only want to play ball, I want to get an education too," Davis said. "The basketball program is good and the view of the lake and downtown Chicago—it was beautiful."

Davis has gotten to know Northwestern associate head coach Tavaras Hardy—a fellow Chicagoan—over the recruiting process. He spent some time with Hardy while on his visit, and is hoping to develop a strong relationship with him.

"He's a nice guy and he knows the Chicago area and he played at Northwestern," Davis said. "I'm really working on having a good relationship with him and getting to know him."

The 6-foot-1, 170-pound guard has done well for himself in his recruitment considering he did not participate in the AAU basketball circuit this summer.

Davis has options on the table, but the junior is going to take his time before making any decision.

"I don't have any favorites right now, my recruitment is wide open," Davis said. "I'm not picking and choosing any favorites yet."

Davis is still planning out further visits, but said he is hoping to see Northwestern's football team play Michigan on October 8th. He expects that will be his next visit to Evanston. With the way his most recent visit went, it will be hard to top.

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