Davis Seeks The Right Fit

Linebacker prospect Raaquan Davis is targeting a summer visit to Northwestern, and he said he could certainly envision himself one day donning the purple-and-white. Read more about Davis in this PurpleWildcats.com recruiting update.

Though Rockwall-Heath High School (Rockwall, Texas) junior Raaquan Davis has garnered interest from Division I schools across the U.S., the linebacker prospect doesn't have any favorites at this point.

If he were forced to make a list, however, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound three-star recruit said Northwestern would have good odds of making the cut.

"If I had a top, they'd be in it," Davis said. "I really like Northwestern, and I want to go down there for a visit, maybe in the summer."

Davis listed several characteristics of Northwestern's that appealed to him, including the school's academic reputation.

"It's a good school academically, and I'm pretty sure they have the connections to help me get to where I want to be because I want to be a surgeon," Davis said, adding that while homesickness may set in approximately 1,000 miles to the northeast, "I'll make it."

In addition to Northwestern, Davis – who holds offers from Baylor, Connecticut, North Carolina, Northwestern, Purdue, Tulsa, Wake Forest and Washington State - said he is eyeing visits to Ole Miss and Oklahoma State in the near future.

The versatile linebacker, who posted 111 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery en route to being named all-district first team, has also attracted interest from Alabama, Arizona, Iowa, LSU, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rice, and Texas A&M.

For now, Davis said he'll concentrate on improving his explosiveness, quickness and size, as Rockwall-Heath makes the move from Texas' 4A Division to 5A.

As decision time nears, though, Davis conceded that Northwestern could have one advantage on other schools in head coach Pat Fitzgerald, a former NU linebacker.

"That's a big thing," Davis said of Fitzgerald's linebacking experience. "Having a head coach who was a linebacker, he can even teach me more."

However, more than anything Davis said there are two criteria he is looking to fulfill: good people and good football.

"[I'm looking for] just people that treat you like family," Davis said. "A school with traditions; I want to go to a school that's trying to win – win championships."

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