Davis intrigued by Michigan State

With a Rose Bowl pitch -- including trying on the 2014 ring for size -- and a Highland Springs alum on the coaching staff, Davis "no doubt" wants to visit Michigan State.

When Michigan State wide receivers coach Terry Samuel stopped by Highland Springs in Virginia, he had a pretty strong recruiting pitch for wide receiver Felton Davis.

Samuel handed Davis his Rose Bowl ring and said he should come and win one at Michigan State, letting him try on the ring.

"It was a dream come true to put one of those on," Davis said. "It was surreal. That's one of my goals I'm working toward."

The soon-to-be senior wide receiver picked up an offer from Michigan State a couple weeks ago, as the Spartans joined the likes of Wisconsin, Miami and Louisville.

"It was exciting just to know that the defending Rose Bowl champs want me to come play for them," he said.

The offer carried a little something extra for Davis, as it came when he called Michigan State defensive line coach Ron Burton, a Highland Springs alum.

"Our relationship is solid," Davis said. "The fact he went to Highland Spring, we have a nice connection there because he played football at Highland Springs. …

"It helps you with knowing that someone from the same environment you grew up in is thriving where they are at, so it gives me a great opportunity."

The 6-foot-3 wide receiver watched multiple Michigan State games last year, as well, and said he sees how he would fit it – and a great place to get better because of the Spartans' elite defense.

"They stretch the field," he said. "I really like that, but what intrigues me about the school is the defense. As a wideout, you are going against the No. 1 defense so you are getting better in practice by playing against the best defense in college so that helps you."

This summer, Davis plans to camp at Tennessee as coaches have told him that he could earn an offer. Other than that, he plans to take visits – and Michigan State is "no doubt" among schools he wants to see.


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