RECRUITING: Five-star WR says OU moving up list

Toledo, Ohio receiver Fred Davis talks about his visit to Norman.

FRED DAVIS, WR, 6'4 1/2, 212, 4.39, TOLEDO, OHIO (ROGERS HS):

Mr. Davis is regarded by many as the top wide receiver prospect in the country, and along with that comes an entire nation trying to recruit him.

"I have had scholarships offers from all over the country," said Davis. "I have talked to a lot of coaches, but at this point I have my choices narrowed down to about five."

Davis is a three-year starter at wide receiver, running back, quarterback and strong safety. Last year Davis rushed for 1,100 yards and 10 touchdowns, and caught 40 passes for 790 and eight touchdowns as a receiver. He also return two kickoffs for touchdowns (95, 83). This season Davis has nine touchdown catches through four games despite the fact Rogers is struggling at 2-2 on the year.

Davis is still playing running back some at Rogers, because he is getting triple-teamed at wide receiver, while he also plays defense as well. A year ago Davis finished the year with three interceptions and this year he has two picks thus far. Davis benches 255 pounds and he is a three-year starter on the basketball team (all-district, 15 ppg). Davis is a state qualifier in the 110 HH (13.9) and he is on the 4X100 relay as well.

Davis is one of the most highly recruited wide receivers in the country and he has just returned from his first official visit to Oklahoma.

"It was nice and a totally different atmosphere than I was used to. I liked everybody there from the players, to Coach (Kevin) Wilson, Coach (Darrell) Wyatt and Coach (Bob) Stoops. The game was great and the fans were really into the game. OU's football program is one of the very best in the country. Now that I have visited OU, I like them more than I did before I visited.

"They have moved up my list for sure. I really like the players. My personal host was Mark Clayton and he was a great guy. The team really made me feel like I was already a part of their team. OU has a great team attitude and I really was impressed with that."

"I also like Miami, USC, Ohio State and Oklahoma. "Right now those four schools are very close," said Davis. "I really like Oklahoma and I would say they are running a close second to Ohio State. I am really trying to think things through on my decision, because Ohio State is more of a running team, while OU has a better passing game. I think Ohio State will change their passing game if I go there, but OU already has a great passing game. I really like OU a lot."

Davis has yet to set any other visits at this time and right now he isn't sure if he will take another visit. If he does, Davis says it will be to USC and probably when the Trojans play UCLA.

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