6-5, 215-pound Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA) star Marcus Davis did indeed make an unofficial visit to the University of Florida this past Saturday. The multi-talented athlete, rated the #6 overall prospect in the state in TechSideline.com’s Preseason Top 30, came away very impressed with the 2006 National Champions.
“It changed everything,” Davis said of the visit to Florida. “I can’t explain how it was with the people, the way they did stuff and the environment in Gainesville. It was great.”
For now, it appears the Gainesville experience has propelled Florida to the top of Davis’ list. At this point, though, Florida has yet to extend an official scholarship offer.
“Virginia Tech is still up there because they were the first team to offer me,” Davis said. “If I were to get an offer from Florida, I would probably put Florida up in front because of how they do things there.
“What stands out to me [about Florida’s offense] is how many times they throw the ball and how they utilize the receivers. At the game, I can say every receiver that got in touched the ball. I liked how they spread the ball around.”
Davis, who expects to hear from the Florida coaches this week, may set up an official visit to Gainesville very soon. He believes an offer would come if he did make an official visit. On Saturday, it seems as though the Florida coaches were trying to gauge just how interested Davis would be if an offer were to come.
“I got to talk to all the coaches, but the coach I really talked to a lot was Coach Gonzales,” Davis said. “He was asking me what interest I had in being able to play at Florida. I was telling him my interest would be real high. I got to see how they run things and that excited me. He asked if playing away from home would be a problem and I said no because I have a lot of family in Atlanta, which isn’t too far away.”
In addition to Florida, Penn State and Tennessee are two more out-of-state programs Davis would like to make official visits to this fall/winter. Virginia Tech likely would receive an official as well, although at the very least Davis stated that he “might...
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