Safety Prospect Mike Davis

Anaheim (Calif.) Esperanza safety prospect <b>Mike Davis</b> is a good student, so he's getting looks from schools that emphasize academics, including his two early favorites...

Safety prospect Mike Davis, 6-1, 200, Anaheim (Calif.) Esperanza, is another sleeper from a traditional Southern California powerhouse who is slowly rising the charts and gaining interest from a host of West Coast schools.

"I'm hearing from UCLA, USC, Washington State and Stanford, as well as Florida State and Colorado," said Davis.

Playing at Esperanza, Davis also plays wide receiver, but in a ground-oriented game (EHS runs the Wing-T), has seen the majority of his time in the secondary. "I only had about 7 catches last year, but did more on defense," said Davis, who had 3 picks and around 40 tackles as a junior as a defensive back.

Davis is a good student, sporting a 3.7 GPA and having scored a 1260 on the SAT. He wants to major in Political Science, and knows wherever he goes, he wants a strong academic reputation at that school.

With such an emphasis on academics, it's not surprise that currently Davis has Stanford and UCLA as his top two. When talking about UCLA, Davis said, "I really like the program. I'm being recruited by coach Bernardi and coach Kerr."

While he excels on the field, Davis is also a track standout, where he is a top high-jumper. "I wouldn't mind doing track in college," he said.

Davis indicated that his family would like him to stay close, but he has a huge support system and they will support wherever he chooses.

He plans to attend UCLA's Junior Day on May 31st. He also would like some offers to come in so he can focus on his last season of high school football. He said, "I would like to commit early so I can focus on winning a CIF Championship."

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