Profile 2003 - Champ Davis (Ath)

Champ Davis is an excellent athlete from the Lone Star State. Right now, Davis favors two schools out of state.

Champ Davis is a prospect to check out from the Lone Star State. His nickname is Champ and first name is Jerome. Davis, from Plano (Texas) West High School, prefers the nickname.

"I wore a t-shirt as a baby that said Champ on it and it kind of stuck," said Davis. "That was when I was about three weeks old."

Davis, 6-2 and 215 pounds, plays mainly running back but it quite an athlete. Last season, he rushed for 730 yards and had 230 receiving yards and 11 total touchdowns. This season, he will also play strong safety. He is also a hurdler (300) for his high school track team.

"I use my size to my advantage, especially in the open field. I love to lower the shoulder."

According to Davis, he has scholarship offers from Iowa, Vandy, West Virginia, Arkansas and Tulsa. For now, he has two leaders.

"My top two are Kansas State and Florida. I really like the running back coach at K-State and I love the overall program at Florida. I am hoping with a good year they will both offer me a scholarship. After those two, I am kind of wide open. I want to play early and pick a place with a winning tradition. Man I want to play in a BCS Bowl and for a coach that can help me get to the NFL."

Vandy is recruiting Davis as a linebacker. Some like as an athlete. His father, Jerome Sr., played cornerback for both Ohio Sate and Florida State in the mid-70s. You don't see that everyday. This summer, Davis camped at Texas A&M and Florida. Top Stories