Junior update: Toledo (OH) WR Fred Davis

The Horns have one of their first out-of-state targets of the 2004 class as they extended an offer to <B>Fred Davis</B> of Toledo, Ohio after his U.S. Army Game Scouting Combine Receivers MVP award in San Antonio.

Davis, 6-4, 215, with 4.4 forty time, earned 1st-team all-league wide receiver honors (voted on by the district coaches) as a sophmore and junior in the Toledo League, as well as 1st-team all-district honors (voted on by a panel of sportswriters) and honorable mention all-state as a junior wideout.

Junior stats: 185 carries, 1100 yards, 16 TDs and 35 catches, 700 yards (20 ypc avg.) and nine TD plus one returned kick for a TD.

Positons: KR, PR, RB, WR, SS and C.

"This next year he'll probably play a little more corner, but if we ever face a really good wideout then we put Fred on him," Toledo Rogers High head coach Rick Rios told IT. "On offense, we really try to invent ways to get him the ball. He's a playmaker. Just makes plays no matter where he's at. He can do it by running and catching it."

Rios went on to say, "The first time we played him at tailback he ran for 215 yards and scored five TDs."

Davis also plays basketball, averaging roughly 12 points and 10 boards a game so far this season at the center/power forward positions and competes in the 110 meter hurdles (14.1, best time) and 300 meter hurdles during track season. He qualified for state in both events, but did not place. Keep in mind, this was as a sophmore.

Rogers High School is a divsion-2 team in a division-1 league (with division 1 being the highest classification and division 5 being the lowest). Exactly the opposite of Texas having 5A as it's highest classification and 1A its lowest.

According to Rios, the wide receiver MVP of the combine has a top five consisting of Ohio State, which presently leads, followed by Texas, Miami, Purdue and Pitt.

"Yeah, Fred really liked it down in San Antonio, so he'd like to check Texas out and I would put them in second right now," Rios said. "Ohio State leads more because of the area and he's made it to an Ohio State summer football camp as a freshman.

"He plans on attending at leat one Nike camp and at least another Ohio State football camp."


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