The 6-foot-2 recruit said that he committed early because of the opportunities the program offers him.
"Coach [George McDonald] told me I could get up there and play," Davis said through a phone interview. "And they showed a lot of love.
"Their academics [really stood out to me]. I will probably study business."
The rising senior has not visited campus yet, but he said "he planned on going after his senior-year season."
Davis said that the relationship he built with McDonald and other members of the football program made the difference.
"[My relationship with McDonald] has been really good, we talk a lot," Davis said. "And I talked to Eric White (SU's director of recruiting) a lot too. They would tell me things about the program, that they liked the way I played, and that they want me up there."
Davis plans to carry-on with the recruiting process, allowing other schools to recruit him. Currently, he has no plans to visit anyone else. in fact, Virginia offered right after he gave his pledge to Syracuse.
But he said that he wanted to commit to the Orange because it is evident that he is wanted.
"The relationship the coaches have built already, early in the process, and just stuff like that," Davis. "I always heard from them, and they just showed a lot of love."