Davis Has A Working List

After a busy summer full of camps, travel and new scholarship offers, Adlai Stevenson H.S. defensive tackle Carl Davis has trimmed his big scholarship list down to a workable four. One of the four schools is Wisconsin, a campus he has yet to visit, but has heard plenty of good things about.

MADISON – With so many offers and camp appointments to be made, one would think Adlai Stevenson (Mich.) junior defensive tackle Carl Davis would be too tired to think straight. As the prominent schools continue to knock at his door, however, Davis still has his head on straight, taking the opportunity to evaluate each school.

"Although it's been busy and sometimes tiring going from place to place, it's been a lot of fun going to camps and seeing all these different environments," Davis told Badger Nation. "I've had a really good time getting to know the different schools."

So far Davis has received offers from 11 schools – Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan State, Toledo and Wisconsin.

After making the rounds throughout the Midwest, Davis, according to him, has a working top four of the Badgers, Hawkeyes, Jayhawks and the Spartans, in no particular order.

Davis has been working hard on his game this off-season, focusing on his overall conditioning and lifting weights with his team. While doing that, there is an aspect mentally that Davis has paid close attention to.

"I'm working on reading traps better," said Davis. "That was my main goal."

While he has already camped at Iowa and Michigan State, Davis has yet to visit Kansas and is in the process of talking to Coach Alexander about setting up a time to go visit.

On the topic of the Badgers, Davis does have a positive thought on the team.

"I really liked what I saw, it's a great program and I would love to sit down with the players and get a sense of what they are likes," said Davis.

Davis feels he has the attributes needed to separate him from the rest of the recruits at his position.

"I have quick feet and I'm agile for my size," he said. "I feel that I'm an intelligent player and that I feel I use my brain more then my physical body to do my job."

Davis would like to make a decision either during or after his senior season, choosing to focus on his grades and winning a state championship first. Right now, his immediate plan is to visit all the schools he has offers from this summer and into the beginning of the season.

"My team comes first," he said. "I have to be a leader and the captain and I have to worry about grades and studying. After that, I will make a decision on college."

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