Alabama wanted to get Terrance Davis on campus for his last official visit, but there is plenty of recruiting left for the top offensive guard in the East Region.
The Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha standout added he has three major criteria for a college program, and Michigan still leads with the Crimson Tide, UCLA, Georgia, Florida and Maryland also heavily involved.
"First, it's the education," Davis said. "I like to pride myself on being an outstanding student. I really want to go to a school where my degree will mean something. Playing time, I’m not worried about that. The best people will play. You have to prepare yourself for college for that.
"I would say comfort level at the school (is important). It’s not so much the coaches but the school, how I feel when I go there on my official. Do I feel like I’m at home?
"Those things are pretty important to me. It’s the education, and if it’s a big-time conference."
Davis is also spending a lot of time speaking with coaches at each school.
It was his discussion with Alabama assistant director of player personnel, Aazar Abdul-Rahim, the former coaching at Washington (D.C.) Friendship Collegiate, that led him to move his official visit to Jan. 22.
"He wanted to do it as close to signing day as possible," Davis said. "It was either the 29th or the 22nd, so I just chose the 22nd. He makes sure he keeps in contact with me at least once a week."
Davis is slated to visit Michigan for the Ohio State game on Nov. 28. He is set to visit Georgia Dec. 11-13 and UCLA Jan. 15-17. He is contemplating whether his fifth official visit will be to Florida or Maryland.
"I still have to talk to (his mom) about that," Davis said.
In the meantime, Davis said the conversations with the coaching staffs at each of the six schools are similar, and they take place constantly.
"With Michigan, I talk to (offensive line) coach (Tim) Drevo at least one a week," Davis said. "They are still my No. 1 school. Georgia, (offensive line) coach (Rob) Sale, I am going to call him (Monday night). They stay in contact with me. At least three coaches on twitter, they make sure they ask me how my day is going, or ask me to give them a call."
"UCLA, I spoke to (assistant) coach (Tom) Bradley (Monday afternoon). He calls me once a week, and I talk to (offensive line) coach (Adrian) Klemm on twitter all the time. I like them."
Davis goes to school down the street from the Maryland campus and with a trio of Terps commits, but interim coach Mike Locksley is not pushing a hard sell.
"We know coach Locksley and he knows what my thing is with Maryland," Davis said. "He knows what my relationship is with them, so he just lets me try to experience everything for myself. He hasn’t backed off in terms of recruiting, but he doesn’t try to pressure me. It’s cool with him."
Meanwhile, Florida is trying to make a push for Davis' fifth official visit, and coach Jim McElwain is active in the recruitment.
"Coach Mac DMs me a few times a week and I talk with him frequently," Davis said. "They talk to my mom. I’m very interested in Florida as well."
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