Davis' New Love is Football

One of the receivers out at TCU this past Sunday at the Nike Camp that stood out was Kendal Davis, a wide receiver prospect out of Sapulpa HS in Sapulpa (OK). Davis is on the Sooners radar and talked about his history of how he began to play football. Check inside for more.

Kendal Davis grew up playing on the hardwood and on the baseball diamond. Davis was not allowed to play football growing up because his parents were worried he might get hurt. Due to a family friend's help Davis was finally granted his parents' permission two years ago to play football.

"It was weird how it happened," Davis began. "My dad's friend got me into it. My parents weren't okay with it because they thought that I was going to get hurt. They let me do it finally and I turned out to be pretty good at it so I stayed with it."

Davis who stands around 6-foot-1 or 6-foot-2 and around 165-pounds has a long athletic frame with long arms. Last season Davis finished the year with 67-catches for 865-yards and 9-touchdowns in only his second year on the gridiron.

At the camp Davis displayed nice hands and quickness and made some acrobatic catches. When looking at Davis you can tell he is an athlete.

Participating in the camp was something Davis really enjoyed.

"It was great," Davis said about the camp. "I'm not used to seeing competition like this back at home. Coming down here and competing with everybody else down here is fun because I like to compete."

Claiming no offers for the time being schools like Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska are all showing interest in Davis. The talented receiver is interested in the Sooners.

"I like them a lot," Davis stated.

Davis, who says he has a vertical of 37-inches has already visited Norman once this offseason and wanted to be at the spring game Saturday however he won't be able to make it.

"I was trying to but I got a baseball game," Davis said about wanting to be at the spring game Saturday.

After only two years of playing football Davis says the sport is now his favorite. The talented wide receiver has plans to get to Norman again here soon. Stay tuned to Sooners Illustrated for more coverage on Davis.

-Greg Powers-

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