June 29, 2010

Rams on Davis' scholarship list

Dallas linebacker Devante Davisis beginning to see his own popularity soar as his list of scholarship offers has reached six, with more potentially on the way. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Dallas Lincoln High School star now has to figure out which schools he will visit this fall as he tries to make his college decision.

Davis offers college recruiters a 205-pound bench press and 345-pound squat to go along with a 4.8 time in the 40-yard dash. He should have no trouble qualifying academically, either as he claims a 3.1 grade-point average and a 1400 in the SAT. The second team All-Conference selection from a year ago holds scholarship offers from Colorado State, Southern Methodist, East Carolina, Morgan State, Memphis and Utah State.

Among the factors of which schools get a visit are academic, coaching style and the advice of his mother.

"My mother is big on academics, so it has to have a good academic record," Davis said when talking about his perfect school. "She doesn't care where I go as long as I get into a good college. For me it is where am I going to play. I don't mind redshirting to learn the game. If the coaches are good guys. I don't do well with people who like to yell. I like to be talked to instead of yelled at. I want a coach who teaches."

Davis will be at Baylor for a camp on July 17. He also said he has three other schools in mind for visits including Colorado State, SMU and LaTech.

"I like Colorado State and (cornerbacks coach Tim) Duffie is my recruiting coach," Davis said. "I sent them a questionnaire and I am to get some stuff on their camps. I want to get to one of their camps. I had a buddy who goes there - CSU cornerback Andrew Taylor. I don't know too much about them. I've talked to Coach Duffie twice and I want to expand on that relationship.

"At SMU, they have a great academic background and it is right up the street and me. Me and (SMU defensive coordinator Tom) Mason talk on a regular basis. He is well-known and an experienced man. Coach Mason is a down-to-earth guy and we just talk about any and anything. and La-Tech, was really the first one to recruit me. I met them in the summer of my sophomore year. As soon as my Junior year came, they were there. They send postcards, emails and he called me once and I've been calling him."


Davis said he hopes to make a decision on his school by mid-July.


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