So far, there are a few undisputed blue-chip prospects in the state of Ohio this year, and one of them is Toledo Rogers athlete Fred Davis. Davis is an electrifying gamebreaker who already has the full attention of the major schools across the nation. Ohio State, Texas, Penn State, Pittsburgh, and Purdue are the first of many scholarship offers to come.
Davis (6-4, 215) is an outstanding athlete who ran a 4.52 40 at OSU two years ago and has clocked in at 14.1 in the high hurdles. He also plays basketball and runs track, and he was extremely impressive down at the national combine in Texas back in January (where he received his offer from the Longhorns). Fred has played many positions on the field, but he does have a preference.
"I played strong safety every year," he said. "My favorite is wide receiver though. That's what I want to play; I want to play offense. But I'm willing to play anywhere my team needs me to play."
Fred talked a bit about the camp down in Texas.
"They had a testing camp the first day," he said. "It's like the NFL combine. There's a skill camp the second day. There's a competition where you have ten yards to get off the line of scrimmage. I never got held up and nobody ever stopped me and my worst score was 1.8 seconds."
So who leads for this super prospect?
"OSU leads, then Texas," he said. "Miami would be third. They've been contacting me a lot by mail but have not offered."
What is he looking for in a college?
"Somewhere I can fit in, feel comfortable, somewhere where I can play early, somewhere where I like the coaches," he said.
Fred, who lists his favorite player as Terrell Owens, doesn't have much spare time these days.
"Away from sports, I'm still mostly just working out," he said. "When I do have time, I hang out with friends and play video games."
Fred might wait for a while to make a decision and see what happens as far as who recruits him, but OSU is the favorite right now. Arguably one of Ohio's top two overall players, Fred's star is definitely on the rise.