How Serious is Davis About Rutgers?

Four-star receiver Andre Davis of Jefferson High (Tampa, Fla.) trimmed his list of schools to seven last month, and Rutgers was on it. So where Miami, Florida State, Texas Tech and a trio of Big East schools. Davis spoke with about his interest level in the Scarlet Knights, how often he communicates with the coaching staff and what a former teammate is saying about Rutgers.

Four-star receiver Andre Davis of Jefferson High (Tampa) gave his top seven schools three weeks ago, and Thursday night he told at this point he only knows one school he plans on officially visiting.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Davis said he will visit Rutgers, and cited his relationship with the coaching staff and former teammate Fred Overstreet, a freshman linebacker at Rutgers, as major reasons why.

"I talk to Fred about the school," said Davis, who is's 40th-rated receiver in the 2011 class. "He tells me, ‘Don't be afraid to come to Rutgers because it's a really good school, and they have really good coaches.' He said if I could, to take my visit to Rutgers, which I plan on doing."

Miami, Florida State, South Florida, Texas Tech, Cincinnati and West Virginia are also in his top seven, but he was uncertain which other schools he will visit.

As for Rutgers, his interest goes beyond the relationships he is building with coach Greg Schiano, running backs coach Chris Hewitt and other members of the staff.

"I like coach Schiano and I like the coaches recruiting me," Davis said. "I did my research on Piscataway. They have one of the top business schools and a top law school, and I want to get into business. I'm interested in law. If business doesn't work out for me, law is something I could fall back on because business and law correspond."

Davis added he talks to Hewitt, who is recruiting him, regularly and also spends plenty of time communicating with Schiano.

"I talked to coach Hewitt every few days," Davis said. "I talk to coach Schiano a lot on the phone and on Facebook. He is telling me how they like how my presence is felt in the game, and they way I run my routes and the way I go up and get the ball. I come down with the ball almost every time it goes up in the air."

Davis caught 72 passes for 1,296 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior, which escalated interest in him.

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