Davis Choose Troy

2017 Southwest Mississippi WR Sidney Davis (5-11, 208) got an offer he couldn't refuse last week and he told JCFootball.com he has decided to play for Troy once he finishes up his two-year degree...


"I committed to Troy," Davis said. "I went there on an unofficial visit last weekend (June 11th) and I worked out at their camp and the coaches said they liked me a lot and they liked the way I caught the ball and the way I ran my routes, so they offered me.

"After the offer, I told them I wanted to commit and they were really happy and they said they felt like I could come in and make an impact right away once I get there."

In addition to his offer from the Trojans, Davis also had offers from Grambling, Mississippi College and Delta State.

"I have been talking to a bunch of other schools too, but I was just feeling Troy and what they had to offer," Davis noted. "The main schools that I have been hearing from are Louisiana-Lafayette, the Ragin Cajuns, and Toledo, Jackson State and Southern Mississippi."

As a freshman last season, Davis totaled 19 receptions for 214 yards while also carrying the ball 19 times for 56 yards and three scores.

"I'm a guy you can put in almost any position and my coaches like to use me that way," Davis said. "Last year, I was mainly a wide receiver, but you can put me in the backfield or in the slot or send me in motion and then get me the ball and I will make a play.

"I feel like I run pretty precise routes and I have good hands and I understand defenses and what they are trying to do. I read coverages well and I feel like my football intelligence is pretty good."

This offseason, Davis has been hard at work focusing on getting stronger and faster, enabling him to take on an even bigger role in the offense.

As a prep, Davis held a handful of offers, but he felt he could play at a higher level, so he opted to go the JUCO route in order to garner more attention.

"Southwest just made me feel welcomed and like they had a plan for me and that they wanted me," Davis said. "They sold me on things and I really liked the program they have here."

Davis is set to finish up his academic work in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2016 football season.


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