2013 RB Robert Davis (5’7, 175, 4.28/40) of Carrollwood HS in Tampa, FL claims verbal offers from Ball St., North Texas, Middle Tennessee State, Bowling Green, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Holy Cross, and Presbyterian. “I’ve been receiving a lot of interest from Memphis lately. Cincinnati, Michigan, and Purdue are actively recruiting me.”
Last season, he was an Associated Press Class 2A first-team all state performer. Davis carried the ball 138 times for 1,832 yards, totaling 31 touchdowns. Four of his 31 scores were kickoff returns.
Carrollwood’s talented speedster discussed his camp schedule this summer. “I’ve been to a couple of USF camps this summer. I went to their one-day and the ‘Super Bull’ camps,” Davis said. “I felt like I performed extremely well and the coaches told me that they will keep in touch, and that I’m a hometown kid and they would like to see me stay home. I think USF is close to offering me.
“I also attended a camp at Georgia Tech and really loved the environment. The coaches were very open and welcoming. I talked with Coach Brian Bohannan (B-Back & QB coach). I ran a 4.37 there,” he said. “I feel they’re high on me, but I didn’t get the offer that day. The coaches told me they already have two backs committed and don’t think they have room for me.”
Davis plans to see a few other programs up close later this month. “I’m trying to get up to see Cincinnati soon; I’m hoping the 20th of this month. I want to attend a Georgia camp and I’m planning on seeing Memphis before I wrap up my camp schedule.”
One of the Tampa area’s top talents, Davis told Deep South Recruiting he owns a “3.7 GPA and I take all IP courses.” He also excels in track, running the 100 and 200M events. “My personal best times are 10.8 seconds in the 100M and a 21.7 in the 200M.”
Davis talked about what will determine his college choice. “I’ve been thinking about that lately. I don’t want to limit myself and I’m willing to take my talents other places and wherever I feel comfortable, so I’m open to school location.
“I want to feel at home. That will be the key factor in my decision,” he said. “I won’t determine my choice based off of a weight room or fieldhouse; every program has one and they all have awesome facilities. It’s about the people surrounding the program and being able to be a family with them.”
Davis said he doesn’t have any favorites currently, but he’ll trim down his list soon. “I’ll narrow my choices most likely at the start of the season. If I have the offer I want, I’ll make a commitment during the holidays.”
– Michael Bradley