May 23, 2011
Davis turns in strong performance
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One of the fastest rising prospects in Ohio this spring has been class of 2012 wide receiver Chris Davis. The 5-foot-9, 185-pound athlete from Austintown (Ohio) Fitch has grown his scholarship total to over 20 offers from programs all over the nation. On Saturday, Davis had an impressive day at the Ohio State NIKE Camp, making a handful of big plays in the one-on-one's and showing off his outstanding speed and quickness.
"I felt like I did alright against the all of the good competition that was here," explained Davis. "There were a lot of good DB's out there but I felt I could have done better. I have to work on my routes and coming out of my breaks and all of that."
With so many offers and with many other schools showing interest, the process has been a little overwhelming for Davis recently. With school wrapping up shortly, Davis is hoping he can start to narrow things down.
"Right now it's crazy," Davis said of all of the attention. "I'm not even going to break my list down until we get out of school next month. I'm going to break it down to a top ten and I'm going to visit some schools here and see who's going to be in that top ten."
Ohio State is one of the schools that has kept tabs on Davis throughout the spring. Davis was at the spring game in April and had a good time on his trip to Columbus.
"I liked it a lot," he said. "I like the offense that they run and they have a lot of good athletes like (DeVier) Posey and now that Braxton Miller came there."
Davis isn't the only standout on Fitch's roster, however, as twin brother Demetrious shares almost the exact same offer list and fellow rising senior William Mahone is a Rivals100 member. Fitch also boasts one of the top rising juniors in Ohio in two-way lineman Billy Price. Playing alongside some other big time athletes is definitely a positive for Davis.
"It's great because you're not always the main guy," he said. "It's just nice having a lot of great athletes around."
With so much talent in the senior class and the trio of seniors having some similar offers, there is naturally some talk about the three being a "package deal". Davis says it is something the three are at least considering.
"We discuss it a lot, I think we would like to be a package deal if we can," Davis said.
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