Contact Hitter

This Florida linebacker is looking to go out of state to play his college football, and West Virginia is one of the schools on his list.

"I want to see different things," said Centennial (Fla.) High School's Chasman Davis. "I want to get a different atmosphere and see different places in college."

Davis certainly has the talent to make that desire a reality. Last season, he recorded 68 tackles, with an amazing 21 of those coming behind the line of scrimmage. Throw in 10 sacks and seven forced fumbles, and Davis is definitely a playmaker on defense.

West Virginia recognized that skill early on, and got on board the Davis recruiting bandwagon.

"West Virginia was one of the first schools to offer me," Davis said. "I would definitely say they are in my top five, along with Auburn, Florida and Georgia. I look at them all the time on the Internet."

Despite the early offer, Davis said he hasn't had a great deal of contact recently with West Virginia's coaching staff, but he still maintains his interest in the Mountaineer program. While he hasn't seen WVU's campus in person yet, he says he would definitely be interested in an official visit to WVU this fall.

With the Mountaineers' recruiting needs including the linebacker spot, Davis could wind up being a top prospect.

"Tackling," Davis said when asked what he does best on the field. "I really like playing linebacker - the hitting, everything. I've always played on the defensive side - either defensive end or linebacker. At my size, I figure I will be a linebacker in college, which is fine with me. I just like hitting."

Davis plans on attending camps at Florida Atlantic and Georgia this summer.

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