Derrick Davis' recruiting update

Derrick Davis (RB, Meridian, MS) - Derrick was voted Mississippi's 1st Team All-State running back for all classifications as a junior.

Unfortunately, Derrick tore tore his ACL and TCL during Spring drills. Davis has been going through a rigorous rehab and will hopefully be back on the field by playoff time."

"I am jogging on it a little bit. I just lift weights and jog every day. It has been tough on me, but it has made me stronger. I am glad Dr. Andrews worked on me because he is the best in the business. He has worked with so many big time athletes and most of them have come back to 100%. I am young, so my odds are even greater," commented Derrick Davis.

Is there a return date in mind?

"No, they have not told me yet. I feel pretty good, and I might be able to get back for the playoffs. We just do not know yet."

Can Derrick stomach going to his high school games?

"Yea, I even go to most of the practices. It helps me mentally. It makes me want to work that much harder so I can hopefully get back out there with them for the money time (playoffs)."

MSU, Ole Miss, Auburn, and West Virginia have stayed with Derrick through the good and the bad.

"Those schools have just been good to me. They all told right after I got injured that I still had a scholarship. They all call me every week. It has been a blessing having the options I do. I really appreciate their loyalty and wish I could be loyal back to all of them. But unfortunately, I can only go to one school."

Does Derrick have a leader from the pack?

"Well, no, not really. They are all pretty much the same. I would say Ole Miss, MSU, and Auburn might have an edge because they are closer to home, but I have not ruled out West Virginia by any means. They are a great school with a great staff."

Has Davis had a chance to set up his official visits?

"Not yet. I am talking to Ole Miss about the first weekend in December (5th), and I have talked to Auburn and MSU about getting a date set, but nothing is in concrete yet. It all depends on how far we go in the playoffs."

Derrick carries a 3.1 GPA and an 18 on the ACT.


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