Davis Remains Wide Open

An injury during his junior year has not stopped more than 15 schools from actively pursuing Fort Bend Marshall running back Knile Davis. Now that spring ball has come to a close, where does Davis stand in his recruitment and has he named any favorites? Sooners Illustrated has the update…

Spring football is now over at Fort Bend (TX) Marshall. But the hype that has built around the Buffs running back Knile Davis has not slowed down college coaches at all.

In fact, he recalled all of the visitors he has heard about over the past few weeks.

"There were a bunch of coaches from all over the place coming down," Davis said. "Oklahoma, Clemson, Georgia, Houston, Oklahoma State, TCU, Oregon, Georgia Tech, and Kansas State were just some of the coaches who came through."

Now up to about 15 offers that he can remember, the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Davis has not narrowed his list down from schools like Oklahoma, Missouri, TCU, Central Florida, Texas A&M, Kansas State, Houston, Mississippi State, Baylor, Northwestern to name a few.

But there were some (offers) that were acquired during the last couple of weeks and days.

"Nebraska, Iowa State, and LSU are my most recent offers," Davis said. "They all offered right before the spring game. I know for sure I have 12 (offers) on paper, but five are verbal or still in the air."

One school that he keeps fairly constant contact with is Oklahoma. And while coach Cale Gundy is his recruiting contact, Davis said that he and the Sooner coach have talked about some of the important dynamics about the school that may factor into Davis' decision this year.

"Most of the times we talk about academics because to me that is No. 1," Davis said. "They also said they are looking to take two running backs in this class and one is already committed so they are looking for one more."

Because early playing time is something that is important to Davis, he said that the coaches told him there is an opportunity to do so if he were to give a verbal.

"He (Gundy) told me the best man will get the position no matter what classification," Davis said. "As far as a red shirt, I would like not to unless I really needed to. I am trying to get on the field and get as many touches as I can. But, I also want to make sure I am at a school that I would like with or without football."

Location is not a factor for the Texas prep star and he does plan to attend camps this summer. Though the agenda is not complete, he will make some appearances. As far as his top schools, he has an idea of what schools will make his Top 5, but he is not quite ready to release that information because he really wants to look it over a few more times.

But slimming of the list, whether it is public or private, will have to happen sooner than later because he has a timetable on when he wants to commit.

"I want to commit right before the season, or December at the latest," Davis said. "Either way it will be this year."

In three games as a junior (because of a collarbone injury), Davis rushed for 420 yards and three touchdowns.

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