Davis Postpones OSU Official Visit

Atlanta Douglass running back James Davis was to visit OSU this weekend, but decided to postpone the trip. Click here for more details.

Atlanta (Ga.) Douglass running back James Davis was originally scheduled to visit Ohio State this weekend. But Davis told Bucknuts.com he was staying at home to take a college entrance exam.

"I was scheduled to come in, but I'll have to change it to another date because of the ACT," Davis said.

Davis (6-0, 205, 4.42) visited Virginia Tech Nov. 28. He also has a trip set with Tennessee Jan. 22.

"Virginia Tech is still my top school, but I want to wait it out a bit and take my visits," Davis said. "I might reschedule Ohio State to Jan. 15. I'm supposed to go to Georgia that day, but I'm not going to go to Georgia. I'm looking for a place where I can get some playing time.

"Ohio State is losing some seniors at running back. I know they have a couple freshmen coming back. I know they'd like to bring in a big back."

Davis helped Douglass post a 10-2 record. He rushed for 2,389 yards and scored 28 touchdowns. Twice this year he rushed for over 300 yards in a game, including once in the playoffs.

"I worked hard during the summer to get ready for the year," Davis said. "I got a chance to make a lot of plays, but we also had a lot of linemen coming back that helped me."

His big season allowed him to break Jamal Lewis' school single-season rushing record. Current OSU defensive back Harlen Jacobs is from Douglass, while current OSU DB Brandon Mitchell is a graduate of Atlanta Mays High School.

Davis holds a 2.9 GPA and is awaiting his college entrance exam scores. He is ranked as the nation's 23rd-best running back prospect and as the No. 15 prospect in Georgia by Scout.com.

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