Davis Hopeful of Wisconsin

Having already seen Wisconsin play in person this past season, Vermont Academy senior receiver Anthony Davis is hoping to get a Badgers' scholarship offer in the final hours before signing day.

MADISON - As the days tick closer to Wednesday's national signing day, Vermont Academy senior receiver Anthony Davis feels he is starting to hit his recruiting stride.

Holding offers from Washington, Colorado and Tulane and with Stanford and Oklahoma State starting to make a late push, Davis was planning on making his final decision this week … until Wisconsin came into the picture in requesting film and transcripts.

"I actually reached out to Coach Ben Strickland and I began to start thinking of schools that really fit me," Davis told Badger Nation. "My mom and me were talking saying that Wisconsin really fits what I want in a program and they fit it perfectly.

"I told Coach Strickland that I have some offers, but I am really interested in Wisconsin and if they offered me, then it would be a game changer. It would be really big for me if Wisconsin offered me. They are up there for me."

Boston College, Iowa, Minnesota, Penn State and Rutgers have been in contacted with Davis – a 6-3, 205-pound receiver – throughout the process, but his eyes are solely focused on Wisconsin.

"Wisconsin makes bowl appearances, kids come out of their program and go to the league," Davis said. "They come out better than they came in. I am not saying they get a lot of five-star kids, but they don't necessarily need them. They get two or three-star players and turn them into five-star players at the end of their careers."

"I have a 3.0 in my prep school, so I am confident that they are good. I plan on that getting higher, too. My mom said that Wisconsin is a very good school academically, so I know I got to work hard."

While Davis has not been to Wisconsin, he watched the Badgers play Penn State in State College in late November (‘I actually liked Wisconsin more than Penn State from that visit,' he said). Not willing to take official visits because of his commitment to the school's basketball team, Davis is waiting on Wisconsin before his next move.

"If you decide to play a sport, then you stick with it and can't leave to go do other stuff," Davis said. "To be honest with the visits, if I take a visit and I fell in love, then that would be it. I don't need to take them all. I am not in a rush to sign, but if Wisconsin was to offer me before signing day, then I would probably commit there. I could decide after signing day and my mom wants me to keep working hard on my schoolwork."

With not much footage or analysis on Davis, he explains what consists of his game and why college coaches are craving after him.

"The type of player I am would be described as physical," he said. "I am a very, very physical player and many think I am like a ball hawk that seeks the ball. I love interceptions and tackling, but I also love playing wide out. I can separate from corners and like to catch the ball and run. Learning is important in the classroom, but on the football field just as much, so I understand that. Right now, I got a lot of potential and have been told that. I just need someone to mold that potential."

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