WR Has UCLA With Leaders

Drew Davis, the 6-2, 210-pound wide receiver prospect from Denver (Colo.) Montbello, has emerged as one of the best at his position in the west, and the Bruins are seriously involved with him. He tells us about his leaders, his time frame for a decision and whether he could play football in California...

Denver (Colo.) Montbello receiver Drew Davis (6-2, 210) is standing pat at 15 scholarship offers but, because he thinks more will be coming in, he's holding off on narrowing down his top schools.

"I'm waiting on some more offers so I don't think I'll narrow it down until the end of August," said Davis.

Davis said he didn't have a leader but that five schools were standing out for his services. "Colorado, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State and Washington, those are five that are standing out to me," said Davis. "Cal is showing me a lot of interest too."

Davis offered his feelings on them: "Colorado, it's exciting to see what they are going to do. They have a new coaching staff and a new offense. UCLA, I'd love to go to California and I like (UCLA assistant) Coach (John) Wristen. Arizona is doing well and Arizona State, I know they are passing a lot. Washington, they have a good coaching staff. Cal, I hear from Coach Ferrigno and talk to him quite a bit and they had been by the school."

Davis said that from those five, only UCLA and Washington have yet to offer him. He said, "I think that UCLA is waiting to see my highlight tape. I really like it in California. I was out there for the Nike Camp and I liked the weather. I want to see it a couple more times."

With so many of the schools interested in Davis and those he's interested in coming from the West, he said it didn't mean anything significant, especially with some other schools east of the Rockies showing some interest. "It doesn't really matter to me where I play, because there are some good schools back east. As far as only going west, football is football," said Davis.

Colorado may have the edge with Dan Hawkins on board and their proximity to his home, giving him reason to look in-state. "Yeah, that might make things a little more interesting, if they have a good season and are showing signs of improvement," said Davis. "It's a pretty big tossup."

Davis said he envisions himself taking all five official trips and hopes to have his decision made by December."I want to graduate early so I can be on campus for spring practice," said Davis. "I'm all qualified. I want to take some unofficial visits, maybe to Oklahoma State or Nebraska but I want to have all my options open. I plan to take all my official trips too."

Davis said that his family is completely open to him leaving the state, in fact, his dad is encouraging it. "My dad wants me out of state so I can live on my own. I can count on my family throughout this process," said Davis.

Davis said he would be playing some free safety this season, but receiver was definitely where his future is going to be in college.

Last season, he had 45 catches for 988 yards and 16 touchdowns and was named first team all-conference and state. At the Nike Camp, he looked particularly good, running a 4.54 40.

Academically, he has a 4.0 and scored an 18 on the ACT.


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