Recruit Profile: OL Anthony Davis

Scout.com five-star offensive lineman Anthony Davis (6-5, 320, 5.3) from Piscataway (N.J.) said he favors Miami slightly over USC (offer), Florida State, Rutgers (offer) and Florida. Davis said he has a written offer from the Scarlet Knights and claims a verbal offer from Trojan coach Todd McNair.

"I haven't been down to Miami yet, but I've called the coaches and spoke with them a lot. I really think that Miami is a unified, tight, family-oriented team and that's what I'm looking for," Davis said. "All the players seem to be really proud of their program and I respect that a lot. In the NFL, you always hear guys talking about Miami."

According to Davis, he also has written offers from Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, Boston College, West Virginia, North Carolina and Iowa.

"The tradition is what I really like about USC, besides being such a strong, dominant program," said the Piscataway Township High School star. " I haven't talked with them personally yet, but my coach has talked with Coach (Todd) McNair and he said that they offered me a scholarship. I talked with Dwayne Jarrett and he told me a lot about the program and how much I would like it there."

One of Davis' biggest concerns is playing time. He is looking for a school that will give him a chance to make an early impact.

"Rutgers was the first to offer me at the end of my sophomore year," Davis said. The school is really close to my house, about five minutes, so I'm very familiar with the program and what they have to offer," Davis said. "At Junior Day I got a chance to talk with the coaches in detail about my future at Rutgers. They told me that I would likely start as a freshman.

"I really like Florida and Florida State too. I haven't been to the schools yet, but I've been to the state, " he said. "I get letters from Florida everyday, but I haven't talked to them yet. I was really impressed with Coach (Urban) Meyer's recruiting class this year, they got a lot of good guys. As for Florida State, I really like their program. It is young and strong. They are only going to get better in the future."

Davis said he plans on announcing his decision at the Army All-America Bowl if he is invited. He is going to attend the Scout.com combine camp on April 24 and the Elite camp on May 1. He also plans on taking at least some of his official visits this summer. "I'll for sure visit USC and Miami. Distance is not a factor.

"When I take my visits, I'm just going to really look at the different coaching styles and how I could fit in with them," Davis said. "I'm also looking for a school with a high graduation percent. I want to get a good education.

"I know I can contribute to all these programs. I really want to do it early though. I have amazing quickness and agility which I learned from playing basketball," he said. "I really know everything about my position inside and out. Plus, I'm a really hard-working and can be coached very well. I'm working on my strength (bench presses 305; squats 275; power cleans 225) and footwork right now, but basketball really helps with that too."

Final junior (9-2) stats: 60 pancake blocks. Third consecutive appearance in state championship game.

Davis reports a 2.8 core GPA/April first time SAT.


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