Broad Options

After seeing six scholarship offers come his way over the past two months, Southfield (MI) linebacker Maurice Davenport has plenty of options, but is confident that he'll make the right decision.

Junior defensive end Maurice Davenport has been taking his time and weighing his options on where he would like to be playing in a year.

Davenport, whose team finished 11-2 and made it all the way to the semi-finals in the state tournament,. Davenport had a come back year individually as he had to sit out the first 4 games due to right shoulder surgery. Davenport came back strong and finished his junior season racking up a total of 62 tackles and 4 sacks. Davenport, who says he's at 100 percent, now has been working hard this off-season.

"I'm in the weight room every day and watching film." said Davenport. "I am trying to improve my vision on the field and learn to stay low. I've been working hard to better myself for what's down the road."

Davenport is also playing baseball to keep himself in an athletic shape so he won't skip a beat going in to his senior season.

"I have offers from Cincinnati, Bowling Green, Akron, Central Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin," he said. "I like all of the offers, so it's hard to pick a favorite. I was happy to just get one scholarship."

Davenport's upcoming visits include the Nike Combine, which is being held at Penn State on May 2. Also, Davenport plans to numerous combines and would like to show his skills to as many schools as he can.

Davenport holds several intangibles that will shine to whichever school he commits to.

"I will bring toughness, motivation and will give 100 percent every time," said Davenport. "I am a good student athlete in general and stay out of trouble."

Davenport feels that the Badgers are a good school and the program receives good exposure. His decision for a school won't come until his senior season is finished. Davenport's overall goal is to attend and graduate from a great school and obtain a degree in the sports medicine field.

The Badgers have an good chance of helping him reaching those goals.

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