Chad Simmons

Miami Carol City Camron Davis gets Wisconsin offer, talks Badgers' running back tradition

A fan of many former Wisconsin tailbacks, Miami Carol City tailback Camron Davis is excited for the opportunity to eventually follow in their footsteps.

Miami Carol City Camron Davis took himself off the market by making a verbal commitment to Gary Andersen’s Oregon State program a year ago. That offer sheet has noticeably expanded after manufacturing a strong offseason, especially throughout the spring evaluation period.

Now boasting over 15 offers, including some impressive ones like Georgia, Michigan State, Oregon and South Carolina, Davis is back to be an uncommitted prospect.

“These schools that offered me show I am a big time player,” Davis told BadgerNation. “They tell me when they come down and see me that I am a half-a-million dollar man. I just thank God every day for giving me the ability to do what I do.”

Wisconsin defensive line coach Inoke Breckterfield has been busy in the state of Florida, offering a number of prospects – including Davis – after stopping by high schools.

“He said I run their style of offense, I-formation power football,” Davis said. “He said I have the speed and the size. He said I remind him of Melvin Gordon, “Sweet Feet” (James White), Montee Ball, a lot of guys they’ve had there.”

The names of former Wisconsin tailbacks weren’t given to him in the last week through his internet research. Davis said Wisconsin is a school he grew up watching because of the school’s running back tradition.

“Melvin caught my attention when he ran for 408 yards in a single game,” Davis said. “I’ve been watching his highlight, how they’ve been giving him the ball, feeding him, all game.”

Having the ability to run between the tackles and on the perimeter, traits he attributes to his burst and vision, Davis doesn’t have a preference to what kind of offense he wants to run in college. Although his school runs a lot of spread, he had a lot of rushing attempts between the tackles. Davis ran for 827 yards and 15 touchdowns last season, but said he had 300 yards and seven touchdowns called back because of penalties.

“I like to hit a hole and go,” Davis said. “Make one move and go.”

He said his current top schools and the ones he wants to learn more about are Wisconsin, Oregon, Tennessee, South Carolina, Louisville, Georgia and Illinois.

“My goal is to get better every day,” Davis said. “Most likely in the spring I’m going to be visiting some schools and maybe do some camps.”

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