Earn His Keep

SyracuseFan.com caught up with the most recent addition to the Class of 2011 in Defarrel Davis on Wednesday and suffice to say, expectations are very high for him coming out of junior college and into the FBS ranks next season.

Defarrel Davis, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound wide receiver from Nassau Community College is having a breakout season as a sophomore and will come into Syracuse hoping to earn a starting position as a junior.

"Syracuse had actually offered me out of high school, but I didn't qualify, so I came to Nassau and started to them again this year which worked out well," Davis stated. "I was being recruited by Coach Greg Adkins and Coach Tyrone Wheatley is from where I am back in Detroit who I had been talking to as well, so Coach Adkins came out and started talking to me and that's how we met."

"Coach Adkins is a nice guy," Davis added. "He's a likeable guy, a gentleman and I really liked going through the process with him. I spoke with Coach Doug Marrone and he told me that he saw my film and he thought I could come in and be a big playmaker if I earned my spot next year. Coach Rob Moore really liked my technique and thought if I worked hard I could earn a starting spot and be a go-to guy in the offense for them as a junior."

"I was excited about Syracuse having a new staff because I knew there wouldn't be any favorites and I'd have a fresh start just like everyone else," Davis explained. "A few of my old teammates from last year went to Syracuse last season and they had great things to say about the new dorms and the faculty and I just felt like I'd be at home if I went to Syracuse."

Through three games, Davis has nine catches for 200 yards and one touchdown.

Davis will enroll in classes at Syracuse with the rest of 2011 class.

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