UPDATED!!! Cola High Back Posts Impressive Numbers

<b>UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL NEW INFORMATION!</b> If you follow South Carolina high school football to any extent, you are already aware that next season the Palmetto state is oozing with talented running backs. After amassing 2,300 rushing yards and 27 rushing touchdowns, this Columbia (S.C.) High School's will be among the elite ...

Mike Davis lists Nebraska, Penn State, South Carolina, Clemson, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech as some inquiring about the 5-10 210-pounder who possess a forty-yard dash time in the 4.45 range. Davis wants to commit to a school that excels in his field of interest, which is why Virginia Tech could possibly pluck the speedster from out of the Palmetto State.

"I want my major to be sports medicine," stated Davis, who has teams recruiting him to play running back, free safety or linebacker. "Virginia Tech is currently my leader because it has a good program for sports medicine."

In addition to his offensive statistics, Davis intercepted two passes, recorded 47 tackles, and recovered three fumbles, two of which he ran in for touchdowns.

As of right now, Davis's off-season schedule only includes a trip to Clemson for their Junior Day. However, he has also unofficially attended both Clemson and South Carolina last season for football games.


By Miller Safrit

Columbia (SC) running back Mike Davis named a leader for his services yesterday, and his head coach knows how great a player Davis really is.

"Mike is a power back, but he has breakaway speed," says Columbia High head coach Kemper Amick. "His best asset, however is his balance with explosiveness."

However, Coach Amick was not sure of where Davis would play in college at this point last year.

"Going into this past season, I thought he'd be a defensive player. But the last six games made me change my mind."

Davis worked hard to fine tune his game, and that continues even today.

"He just came in on Saturday at 5-10 and weighed 216 pounds of muscle. He does not have an offer yet, but that is because some schools were worried about his grades earlier. Since Christmas, he has been at a private school here in town, and he has five "A"s in all-core classes."

After those courses are over, Coach Amick expects Davis to have a 3.0 core GPA and plenty of offers.

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