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South Forsyth, Ga., quarterback Davis Shanley updates WKU Insider

South Forsyth, Ga., quarterback Davis Shanley committed to WKU in early August

WKU quarterback commit Davis Shanley is off to a solid senior season.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Shanley has completed 36 of 64 attempts for 566 yards and six touchdowns in helping South Forsyth, Ga., to a 2-1 start to the 2016 season.

"We started off a little rough," Shanley said. "[We] lost our first game to Hillgrove but we focused and kept our heads about us and came back (to win our next two games.)"

While performed well, also proving to be a danger to run at times, Shanley, his region's Offensive Player of the Year last fall, continues to push himself to improve.

"I feel like there is always little things you can improve on day in and day out," he told WKU Insider. "I've spent lots of time in the off season training to perfect those little things to give my team the best chance at being successful this season."

After impressing the WKU coaching staff at the Gallatin, Tenn., satellite camp, Shanley committed to the Hilltoppers the first week of August.  Conference USA foe Old Dominion, Kent State, Chattanooga were among the 11 scholarship offers that Shanley collected prior to his decision.

Since making his decision to become a Hilltopper, Shanley has remained in frequent contact with the coaches.

"The relationship is great," he said. "I'm able to call the coaches a couple times a week and just have some conversation with them. They are always telling me to keep working hard to perfect my game and to just be myself. I'm very comfortable with the staff."

He currently has no plans for a visit, but does anticipate making a trip to The Hill for a home game this season and quickly admits his excitement to play in WKU's high-octane offense.

"(It's) very explosive and quarterback friendly," he said.  "It's a great style that I believe I can fit into very well for the next four years."


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