2011 RB dealing with injuries, and recruiting

One of the top running backs in New Jersey's class of 2011 suffered an injury a few weeks back. He thought it was season-ending but now coms word it may not be. Also, the player talks recruiting. He holds an offer from Rutgers, and is getting recruited by the likes of LSU, Oregon and North Carolina.

Neptune (N.J.) running back Charles Davis is spending part of his afternoon on the exercise bike, which isn't as nice as on the football field, but it beats what he thought he would be doing a week ago.

Davis, a class of 2011 prospect with a Rutgers offer, broke his left wrist Oct. 25 against Middletown South. Surgery was performed a few days later, and his season appeared done.

However, that does not appear to be the case.

"I'm feeling pretty good,'' Davis said. "After two weeks, I could play with a hard cast. At first, they told me I would be out for the season, but the option is if I want to come back, I can come back.

"We're going to be in the playoffs, and I wouldn't want to leave my team for the season.''

So Davis is trying to remain in shape, at least as much as possible, while eying his return. If it is not the playoffs, then a Thanksgiving Day clash with Asbury Park is on the schedule.

There are also plenty of college recruiters keeping a close watch on Davis. He said he gets letters in the mail every day, and college coaches are constantly calling the high school football office to check in.

So far the Scarlet Knights are his only offer, but expect that to change quickly. He is likely heading to Maryland to check out the Terrapins during their Nov. 14 contest against Virginia Tech.

Among the litany of schools sending him information are Rutgers, LSU, North Carolina, Oregon, Maryland, Boston College and Virginia. He also said he was interested in Virginia Tech.

"My coach told me Boston College and Maryland were close to offering,'' Davis said. "I want to see how things go with other schools. I want to go on official visits.''

Davis has been to the Rutgers campus several times, including taking in the game against Texas Southern.

"It's close to home, and also they like to keep the Jersey players in Jersey,'' Davis said. "I want to stay close to home and the coaches are great.''


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