Highland Springs (VA) head coach Loren Johnson believed Felton Davis III stood a good chance of receiving a scholarship offer from the University of Virginia this past Saturday, when the class of 2015 wide receiver was in Charlottesville on an unofficial visit. Coach Johnson’s premonition proved accurate.
“This was my first time visiting Virginia,” said Davis, a 6’3”, 180-pound prospect with 4.5-second speed in the 40. “On the offer, I was excited. It was good to hear the offer coming straight from Coach London.”
Davis, who was accompanied on Saturday by his parents and sister, was shown Scott Stadium and took in the Virginia men’s basketball game against Notre Dame. He also spent quality time with the Virginia coaches, including obviously London and receivers coach Marques Hagans.
“He’s a good guy,” Davis said of Hagans. “He’s very cool. I really liked him.”
Davis says the overall experience at UVa “was good. I liked it overall.”
The Virginia offer capped a successful week for Davis, who landed an offer from Virginia Tech last Thursday.
“I was excited,” Davis said of the offer from Tech, a school he saw briefly while at a track meet in Blacksburg earlier this winter. “My coach played football for Virginia Tech, so I know a little bit about the school. I know Coach Beamer is a good coach. He has won a lot of games. I know it’s a good program.”
Davis also has an offer from Old Dominion and is receiving interest from Duke, Georgia, North Carolina, N.C. State and Wake Forest. He claims no favorite, indicating essentially that he is in wait-and-see mode at this point in his recruitment. Davis does plan to take in Spring Games at ODU, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
A second-team all-region 5A South selection this past season as a junior, Davis combines size with outstanding athletic ability.
“Coaches like my willingness to go up and get the ball. And that I play 110-percent. And my blocking,” said Davis, a two-year starter on the varsity level.
Coach Johnson confirmed Davis’ drive and determination.
“The first thing he brings to the table is work ethic. It’s impeccable. He crafts out ways for himself to be successful,” Johnson said. “And his upside is great because he is not fully filled out in terms of his body...
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