Eleanor Roosevelt (Greenbelt, MD) prospect Will Davis enjoyed his time at UVa’s summer camp session last weekend. The 6-3, 215 pound Davis worked out as a wide receiver and safety for the Cavaliers. Rated the number one receiver at the camp, he ran a 4.5 flat in the 40 yard dash.
“The [UVa] camp was great,” Davis said. He has also been to Maryland and BC camps. “I had a great time and I really liked the coaching staff. I worked with the wide receivers and Coach Garrett mostly the whole time. I did some drills as a safety too. I think things went really well. They rated me as the number one receiver there.”
Davis currently holds one Division I-A scholarship offer – from Kent State. He is receiving interest from Marshall, Syracuse, Pitt, Miami, and Florida in addition to Maryland, Boston College, and UVa. Coach Al Groh met with Davis following the camp and informed him where he stands with the Cavaliers.
“Basically, Coach Groh and Coach Garrett told me they have a lot of offers out there,” Davis said. “They have the most commits of anyone in the country. They said I’m high on their list and that they will have a meeting to discuss things.”
A raw talent, Davis has only played football for one year (last year as a junior). He initially transferred to Eleanor Roosevelt to play basketball, but after playing football for one year he realized football was what he wanted to play.
“I played AAU basketball while I was at a Christian school before I transferred,” Davis said. “Actually, the main reason I transferred to Eleanor Roosevelt was to play basketball. I only played football to help get in better shape. I really liked football though and that’s what I want to do now.”
Davis looks at his inexperience on the gridiron as a positive.
“My number one strength is that I’m coachable,” Davis said. “I haven’t played football for a long time…I’ve only played for one year, so I don’t have any bad habits to work out of or anything.”
After working extremely hard to be a productive player as a junior, Davis feels he is more than ready for a breakout senior season. In order to maximize his production, Eleanor Roosevelt Head Coach Rick Houchens plans on moving him to defensive end (to utilize his quickness off the ball) and tight end (Houchens feels the tight end position will be harder for opposing teams to cover).
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