Three stand out for Davis after UO offer

Merced (Calif.) College cornerback Devron Davis is continuing to see his stock rise in 2015 after picking up another big FBS offer. But how does Oregon fair among his litany of other offers?

On Tuesday night, Oregon became the latest program to offer Merced (Calif.) College cornerback Devron Davis. However, what sets Davis apart from most prospects that the Ducks offer was how abruptly it came about.

Davis estimates it hasn’t even been three to four days since he began hearing from Oregon. It can take months for certain prospects to earn offers given how thorough the coaching staff evaluates a player on and off the field. Yet, secondary coach John Neal didn’t hesitate to pull the trigger on the offer for the three-star junior college prospect.

“We talked on Twitter and he told me he liked my film,” Davis said. “He liked (me) not only for playing corner but also for returning punts. He said I could be really flexible and play even maybe the nickel or safety position.”

The offer definitely intrigued Davis, who said the Ducks joined Arizona State and Nebraska as his top programs at the moment. Davis likes what Oregon’s scheme has to offer, specifically that he could be put in a lot of one-on-one situations.

“They like to put the corners on an island and play a lot of man press,” he said. “Me being the corner that I am, I’m very physical, a fierce competitor and I like being in those situations. Just put me on that island and see if you’re ready for the competition.”

Davis, who stands 6-foot, 205-pounds, is certainly aware that there will be spots for the taking next season and wants to earn a starting role immediately if he ends up in Eugene. But the biggest thing for now will be becoming more familiar with what Oregon has to offer and how he meshes with the coaching staff.

Having only visited Colorado, Davis is looking forward to checking out some other programs and Eugene is on his itinerary for a visit sometime later this year.

“I’m going to Arizona State at the end of July,” he said. “Then I’ll probably take a visit to Oregon State and Oregon during the season. That’s probably where I’ll make my decision.”

Davis will have three years to play two at the FBS level. He’ll be graduated by December, meaning he’ll likely be an early enrollee wherever he lands.


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