Davis Headed to Blacksburg

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A day after teammate Randall Dunn gave his verbal commitment to Virginia Tech, Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA) quarterback/athlete Marcus Davis followed suit. The 6-5, 215-pound prospect, rated the #9 prospect in the state in TechSideline.com’s Postseason Top 30, picked Tech this morning over offers from Connecticut, North Carolina, Penn State, Tennessee, Virginia and more.

Davis becomes Virginia Tech’s 30th verbal commitment for the 2008 recruiting class. He is the 17th member of the TSL Top 30 to commit to the Hokies.

Davis’ decision has come full circle. Virginia Tech was the clear favorite in the beginning. As the process went on, out-of-state programs such as Tennessee and Florida captured the interest of the talented athlete. In the end, the childhood favorite would win out.

“Just talking to him, I think there were several reasons why he committed to Virginia Tech,” Ocean Lakes head coach Jim Prince said. “The first thing is that they believed in him from the start. They started looking at him when he was a 10th grader and stuck by him. When recruiting time came, they put in the time. They made him feel like he was going to be at home there. So, I think the number one thing is that they believed him and number two was when he went there and visited he felt at home. He felt like he fit in well. Obviously, the staff they have does a great job of making kids feel part of what they want to do.”

Prior to the 2007 season, Davis was regarded primarily as a wide receiver or tight end recruit. However, after fellow Dolphins senior Dan Pitts suffered a knee injury in the preseason, Davis was thrust into the starting quarterback role and turned in an outstanding performance. On the season, Davis completed 104 of 223 passes for 1,837 yards and 20 touchdowns. He added 858 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground, averaging almost 8 yards per carry.

Davis is being recruited by Virginia Tech to play quarterback. The versatile all-Tidewater selection has the size, speed and athleticism to play several other