Highland Springs (VA) wide receiver Felton Davis III was back on the recruiting road last weekend, traveling to Charlottesville to take in UVa’s Spring Game.
“It’s a great academic school, as most know,” the 6’3.5”, 185-pound rising senior said of UVa, a school he has now visited twice. He went to Virginia for the first time back in February of this year. “I have friends there, so I have a few ties. I know they could use a little help. The coaches are great guys.”
Taking in the Spring Game allowed Davis a chance to get a glimpse of UVa’s offense.
“They use their receivers a lot, so I’m thinking I could maybe come in and help out right away,” he noted.
Virginia was Davis’ third ACC visit in as many weekends. He toured Wake Forest the previous weekend and Virginia Tech on March 29. Asked to compare to two in-state ACC programs, Davis said: “The players at both are young and they have talent, and the coaches are very, very cool. The players are the team are cool. They are both all about family.”
East Carolina, Illinois, Marshall, Old Dominion, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin are among the schools that have offered Davis, who claims no favorites right now. It’s not a sure thing but certainly a possibility that the standout receiver picks between Virginia and Virginia Tech in the end. If one of those schools has an edge over the other at this point, though, Davis isn’t letting on.
“[Virginia and Virginia Tech would be] neck and neck right now,” Davis said. “The more I get to visit both and see more stuff, then I’ll start determining where I think is best for me.”
Davis plans to see some out-of-state schools at the end of May or in June, mentioning Wisconsin and Illinois as possible destinations. He is still not sure when he will narrow his list of schools, but he would like to see as many of the schools that have offered as he can before making any cuts.
Football-wise, Davis was noted as one of the top offensive performers at this past weekend’s Rivals Camp in Baltimore. He also impressed at the U.S. Army Junior Combine in San Antonio earlier this year. After competing against top players from all over, what does Davis feel his strength is? What does he want to work on?
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