West Virginia's coaches have been diligent in continuing to recruit for the current year after the bustle of February's signing day passed, and they continued that work this week with the commitment of Fontez Davis.
Davis, who was one of the most under-the-radar prospects in the 2017 class, has been a defensive back for just two years, and on the field for just one at that position. However, he feels that he's well-suited for the challenge.
"In school I was a running back all my life," Davis said. "I transferred over to receiver my junior and senior years. I had some grade issues so I had to go juco, but I didn't know anything about them. My mom and I sat down to figure out the tools that were best for me. Iowa Western, Coffeyville and Butler were the ones that showed up the most. Butler was the most interested, but had to recruit me as a corner off my receiver tape."
Davis redshirted at Butler in 2015, then played this past fall. He had 25 tackles and one interception, which he returned for a touchdown, and intrigued West Virginia's coaches with his size and ability to track receivers. He currently checks in at six feet and 194 pounds, and is confident in his ability to keep improving at corner.
"I am a quick learner, and I like playing corner because it's hard," he said. "It's not for everybody. There aren't many that can do this."
Davis will have three seasons in which to complete his remaining three years of eligibility. He is finishing up his degree requirements at Butler this spring, and plans to report to WVU in the summer.
BlueGoldNews.com will have more from Davis soon.