Davis Focused On Two

Anthony Davis caught a key touchdown pass in his team's most recent win. He talks about his team's 4-0 start, and where his recruitment stands.

Anthony Davis had been committed to Temple for awhile. However, an offer from Pittsburgh has changed his recruitment.

The 6-1, 175-pound Davis says he will still focus on Temple. He wants to take official visits to both schools before making a decision.

"It's Pitt or Temple," Davis added. "I'm taking my official visits there. I haven't scheduled my official visit yet. I'll be talking to both schools, take my official, then make my decision from there."

"I've been to the Florida State game, and the New Mexico game," Davis added. "Our former teammate Jaymar Parrish, he's playing great there. He fits in great with their offense. I like their coaching staff. The coaching staff is great. I love the atmosphere there. I know a lot of players there."

Specifically, Parrish, who has played in all three games this season, is pushing for Davis to commit to the Panthers.

"Yeah, he pushes for us," Davis said.

Pitt has played 12 true freshmen this season, with another nine redshirt freshmen have seen the field. With that kind of youth movement, Davis likes the reality of getting an early shot at the field.

"It shows that they need help," Davis said. "I know one of their safeties (Jason Hendricks) is graduating. I know one of their cornerbacks is a junior (Lafayette Pitts) is going to be a junior when I get there. I'll just fit in with the rotation."

He was committed to Temple, and doesn't want to rule them out. His former head coach Terry Smith is now receivers coach for the Owls, and is recruiting him there.

"I love Temple's coaching staff, they're like a family to me," Davis said. "They treat me like I've been there for four years. I have a lot of teammates there. It's a great choice for me, that's why they're in my top two."

In his most recent game, Davis caught two passes for 40 yards, including a 24-yard touchdown that broke a scoreless tie in a 21-0 win over Altoona.

"I haven't scored all year," Davis said. "I saw the end zone. My teammate Montae Nicholson had a great block on the outside. I just had one man I had to make miss. I made him miss, and I got in the end zone. Then, we started the second half right.

"We needed to break away. We should have played way better. Our defensive was all right. I didn't like the way we played as a team overall. We can play way better. We have to pick it up. 4-0 is great for us, but we haven't played to our full potential."

First-year Gateway head coach Donnie Militzer says Davis has been a big help to the team on both sides of the ball this year.

"He's a special player," Militzer added. "People look at this as a year when they can get us, but our kids have rose to the occasion for four weeks. We need to continue that."


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