Irish pick up interest in Davis

Junior center Austin Davis is off to a strong start this season, averaging about 28 points and 19 rebounds per game. Notre Dame continues to express interest and Davis has done the same by visiting for two games this season.

Austin Davis wasted no time starting this season on a strong note.

Four games into the campaign Davis, a junior center from Onstead, Mich., has led Onstead High School to a 3-1 record while averaging about 28 points and 19 rebounds per game. He’s been encouraged by the carryover from a productive offseason.

“I feel it’s been pretty successful,” Davis said. “I’ve definitely been feeling the improvement I’ve made since last year, being able to take people off the dribble easier and I’ve gotten stronger. I’ve been able to feel that, so that’s a plus.”

Davis started to draw more recruiting attention during the summer and that has only increased the last couple months.

Scholarship offers from Central Michigan, George Washington, Kent State and Toledo are on the table. High majors Notre Dame, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern and Wisconsin are continuing to express interest.

Notre Dame assistant Rod Balanis has visited Onstead to watch Davis in person. The 6-foot-10, 245-pound prospect returned the interest with unofficial visits for two games so far this season.

“It’s been great,” Davis said. “The environment in there is awesome. We were only there once when the students were really there but it’s a really nice facility. It seems like a great place to play.”

During those visits Davis has touched base with head coach Mike Brey, who has laid out what to expect over the coming months.

“They’ve talked about just continuing to come see me play and looking forward to seeing how I improve,” Davis said. “I got to talk to coach Brey while we were down there a couple times. He likes my inside game and he talks about that a lot, so I think that’s positive.”

Davis has also made previous visits to Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern and Wisconsin. Nothing else is scheduled at the moment, although Davis hopes to get out and about a little bit in the future.

Some return trips will likely be on the docket.

“I’d definitely like to make it out to Iowa,” Davis said. “I’d like to try and look at Stanford. I think that would be a good place to go look at. Then just a lot that I’ve been to already. I’d like to get back out there.” Top Stories