6-5, 255-pound Deep Run (Glen Allen, VA) standout Conner Davis had visited the University of Virginia on numerous occasions, but he was especially looking forward to this past Saturday’s junior day to get a closer look at the Cavaliers football program. He didn’t come away disappointed with the experience, in which Virginia played host to a small number of junior prospects.
“The visit was really good,” said Davis. “I enjoyed it a lot. I’ve never really seen the behind the scenes stuff at Virginia. There were not too many people there, so there was good player-coach interaction. I felt really welcomed there, also.
“There were only about nine recruits there in total and they set it up that way. I enjoyed it a lot. It gave me an opportunity to get all my questions asked.”
Most importantly, Davis came away with an offer from UVa.
“Coach Groh talked to my parents and I and he offered,” Davis recalled. “He was talking to us about the type of players they have there and he feels I fit the mold really well. I was really excited about it.”
There were several aspects about the Virginia program that Davis was able to learn more about on Saturday.
“Meeting the strength and conditioning coach was really cool. He is from Richmond, so I can relate to that,” Davis said. “I’ve never really learned about the academic stuff, so that was nice. I saw the weight room and the locker room. They showed us the locker room and around the stadium. They showed us the room where they have jerseys from former players who are in the NFL. We ate in the John Paul Jones Arena, which was nicer than I thought it would be. Overall, they showed us what it is like to be a UVa player.”
Davis, who has also taken in a junior day at Boston College, will head down to Blacksburg for Virginia Tech’s junior day on February 28th. He also hopes to visit Duke and West Virginia at some point in the near future, though he has yet to set anything definitive with either program.
As for Virginia Tech, the junior day experience will be a chance for Davis to have an in-depth look at the program. He has been to Tech several times previously, though never as a recruit.
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