4-Star WR out of IMG adds to his top list

Drake Davis helped IMG to their first undefeated season in school history this year. Now it's time to focus on where he will spend his next four to five years.

"Being my last year in high school I think I did pretty good," Davis said. "I think our whole team did well. It was the best time I have had in my life."

IMG plays at a high level and the 6-foot-4 receiver believes he's now better prepared for college.

"It gets you college ready. When you have a chance to play with a guy like Shea (Patterson); it's only going to get you better and better. He's the best quarterback in the country on any level as far as I'm concerned. I also had a chance to go up against some of the best defensive backs in the country every day in practice. I just became a better overall player while I was here."

Shea Patterson and Drake Davis began building a chemistry on and off the field during their days in Louisiana.

"People don't really understand the relationship we have. We are like brothers. There's nothing I wouldn't do for Shea. He knows that. There's nothing he wouldn't do for me. I know that. We were tight before we even came here. That's a big reason why I ended up at IMG. I knew he was coming so that just made my decision that much easier. We just have a perfect connection on the field. It's hard to explain."

Many believe that connection will continue at Ole Miss.

"He showed me what it would be like to play together. Like I said this season is the best time I've had in my life. It would be hard not playing for him. I can't lie about that, but Shea doesn't make me feel uncomfortable about it. He doesn't just try and push Ole Miss on me. Now he might joke around or something and ask when I'm ready to join the family. But it's good natured. I appreciate him being cool about it. It's not an easy decision. There are a lot of things you have to think about when you are making this decision."

The Rebels have caught his eye more than just having his quarterback committed to them.

"I just feel like Oxford is a good place. It gives me that homely feeling. I can see myself spending my next four years there. Their coaches are really nice and genuine. It's important for me to have a good relationship with the coaches. I feel like me and coach Grant (Heard) already have that coach/player relationship. He treats me like I'm already a part of their family. We just have a real good relationship. I also know that coach Grant can develop me for the next level. I see the success his receivers are having under him. I see them getting better game by game. That's a big plus."

Drake Davis will graduate in May. He hasn't set up any official visits yet but will be in Oxford next weekend to see the Rebels play LSU.

"I'll be down there in Oxford for that game. That's really the only thing on my schedule right now. I haven't set up my visits yet, but I plan on doing that shortly."

LSU is still on his top list as well.

"They are still one of my top schools. It's my home state. There's a lot to like about LSU. I have been going there my whole life so I have a lot of people over there."

Who else is standing out?

"Texas A&M and Alabama are up there as well."

Bama is a newcomer.

"They have been recruiting me really hard lately. They are having a good season. They develop players to get them ready for the league. I haven't been up there yet, but I am looking forward to seeing their campus. I hear a lot of good things about it."

Texas A&M remains a viable candidate.

"They throw the ball a lot and have good coaches. A&M and Ole Miss have been with me from the start. That means a lot to me."

Yancy Porter is the recruiting analyst for the Ole Miss Spirit and he can be reached at yporter@scout.com

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