Checking in with Davis

Neptune running back Charles Davis is one of the top class of 2011 players in New Jersey. He already holds an offer from one Big East school, and believes he is on the verge of getting an offer from another one, as well as a school from the ACC. Davis updates his recruitment, and what is going on with his surgicially-repaired left wrist.

The grind of a season, not to mention wrist surgery, kept Neptune (N.J.) High class of 2011 running back Charles Davis off the basketball court, but it means the talented player will have more time to focus on football recruiting.

He holds and offer from Rutgers, and by the close of next month figures to have a few more.

"No new scholarships but I'm taking a trip to Pittsburg, and probably Maryland, sometime next month,'' Davis said. "I think both schools want to offer me. There's been a lot of emailing, a lot of coming to the school, stuff like that.''

The 5-foot-9, 190-pound Davis said coaches from Pittsburgh, Maryland and Rutgers came by the school this month to visit.

Normally, coaches would be able to check out his athleticism during basketball practice, but Davis decided shortly before the season he was not going to play. Instead, he wanted to rest his body, which includes rehabbing.

Davis broke his left wrist Oct. 25 and underwent surgery a few days later. He was able to return at the end of the season for Neptune, which finished 7-4.

"We lost in the state semifinals, so that was disappointing,'' Davis said. "Right now I'm in the gym working out, but I can't do too much bench-pressing stuff. I'm doing stuff with my legs and arms.''

Davis said his wrist was "healing pretty good,'' and acknowledged it was part of the reason he opted to sit out the basketball season.

"I was a little bit worn out,'' he said. "I usually play basketball, but this season I'm not playing. It's a little bit because of the wrist, but I just didn't feel like playing this year. I will definitely play my senior year.''

Davis is also gearing up for the track and field season. He runs the 100 and 200 meters, and is part of Neptune's 4 X 400 and the 4 X 100 relay teams. His best time in the 100 meters is 10.8 seconds.

As for his recruitment, Davis said he has "no favorite yet.''


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