Could Florida be in danger of losing one of Georgia’s top running backs?
Stephenson High School’s Mike Davis, who committed early to the Gators, confirmed to the AJC that he plans to visit other schools but remains committed to Florida.
“I just want to take my visits with my teammates,” Davis explained. “There’s nothing there with me committing to another school. It’s just me going to have fun with my teammates while they are having fun. I want to enjoy the time with them because I know this might be my last time with them. Of course I’m committed to the Florida Gators. I’m not trying to go anywhere else.”
Which other schools may get visits from Davis? He isn’t ready to say. “I don’t know.” Davis had around 15 early offers when he committed to Florida last February over Alabama, South Carolina, Auburn, Tennessee, Georgia Tech and Penn State. What about UGA or Georgia Tech? “I haven’t heard anything from Georgia,” he said. If Davis goes on a trip with a teammate, it may be to South Carolina, Kentucky, Vanderbilt or Miami – some of the schools where his Stephenson teammates have committed.
Back to Florida: Davis said he has proof that he’s firmly committed to the Gators. “I think I showed that on the video. I did the Gator Chomp in the end zone after I scored. I had everybody doing it in the stands.”
The 5-foot-9, 185-pound Davis was talking about his electrifying 71-yard touchdown run (see video below) in Stephenson’s 14-3 win over Parkview last Friday. It was a much-needed jolt after the entire Stephenson offense struggled in the preseason. His older brother, former Clemson tailback James Davis, was in attendance.
“I just wanted to make a big play for my team,” Davis said. “We were struggling early on with a team we shouldn’t have been struggling with, in my opinion. You know, they say defense is always ahead of offense when you first start a football season, so I just wanted to get us going on that side of the ball.”
Davis said his older brother, who is awaiting a call from another NFL team after being released from the Washington Redskins, was proud. “He said it was crazy how I made defenders look confused and off balance on that run,” Davis said. “I’m just glad I could do something to help us win. That’s the only thing that matters.”
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