Quietly for two seasons now Dashawn Davis of Chapman High School has been one of the top wide receivers in the Upstate. The 2015 prospect has piled up over 2,300 yards receiving during that time and 25 touchdowns and he's still looking for his first scholarship offer. Slot receiver like Davis who stands 5'9 155 pounds are starting to get some love from college coaches who love their ability to find openings in the defense and make big plays with their quickness and ball skills. We caught up with the talented prospect over the weekend as he caught us up to date about his junior season and recruitment.
"This year I had 85 catches for 1,600+ yards and 15 touchdowns. Last year as a sophomore I had 74 catches for 780 yards and 10 touchdowns."
Davis has been a weapon for the Panthers during his career and with Samuel graduating and moving on he'll be the primary receiver for his squad come next season.
He talked with us about his best game during his junior season for Chapman.
"My best game last year was when we played Chester. I had 11 catches for 255 yards and 3 touchdowns. It was the most memorable game for me because the other best receiver on our team (Samuel) got injured and it was just me so I had the team on my back. We fell just short of the victory and lost 36-30."
A number of schools have shown early interest in Davis and he talked about the ones he's visited already as well.
"I've visited Appalachian State before. I liked the coaches the most and the environment was very welcoming. It felt really good to be there. So far Appalchian State is recruiting me the hardest out of everybody I'd say."
I've also visited North Carolina. I liked how everything was easy to get to. The weight room was great also and the coaches were cool. I enjoyed it up there."
So far Davis hasn't received an offer but he's hopeful that schools will see how talented he is and can be a vital part of their offense on the next level.
Looking at his game the 5'9 155 pound prospect is extremely quick and uses it to his advantage. He talked at length about what he feels are his biggest strengths on the football field right now.
"I'd say my quickness, toughness, and hands are my biggest strengths right now. I want to improve on my speed to get better for next season."
Davis says he had a wide receiver camp over the weekend and will also participate in another combine later on this month. As of right now there are no other visits or Junior Days lined up at this moment.
With the emergence of guys like Wes Welker, Julian Edelman, and Ryan Switzer teams are starting to value small slot receivers who can find the openings of a defense and use their quickness after the catch to gain big yards. Davis talked about how he can do similar things for college teams on the next level.
"I want college coaches to know that I am a threat in the slot position and I'm tough to guard. I can make big plays."
Looking ahead to his senior season next year Davis talked about goals for his team and himself on a personal level.
"I want to lead my team to a state title of course. My goals are to have 2,000+ yards 90 catches and 20 touchdowns. I've got to go all out senior year!"
SCPrepNation.com will have more updates with Dashawn Davis as he appears headed for another huge season for the Chapman Panthers in hopes of leading his team to another deep playoff run and landing some scholarship offers for his talents and efforts along the way.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS...DASHAWN DAVIS
Bench press: 230 pounds
Squat: 365 pounds
Power clean: 235 pounds
Fastest 40 time: 4.52 seconds