Lake Taylor (Norfolk, VA) junior cornerback Wayne Davis impressed right off the bat in my interview with him at the “The Opening: D.C.” last Sunday. Davis, one of the most highly recruited defensive players in the state of Virginia’s class of 2016, was asked about the individual success he has enjoyed on the gridiron.
“I feed off my D-lineman. They get pressure so quick. We have linemen like Darnell Ewell, Jaylen Cuffee, QuaDennis Perkins, Prezhontay Wilkins, and we also have Marquise Poole coming off the edge. They make my job a whole lot easier,” Davis said.
Davis is quick to give credit to his teammates, which certainly is an admirable trait. He’s talented, too. The 5’11”, 180-pound prospect amassed 22 pass break-ups and had five interceptions his junior season, earning first-team all-Tidewater honors at defensive back and helping Lake Taylor to the 2014 4A state championship.
“We had a great year,” Davis said. “Shiheem (Johnson) filled some big shoes at the quarterback and linebacker positions. We had some transfers, JT Wahee and Mike Carney. Mike Carney did his thing on the O-Line along with 2017 player Darnell Ewell. They had great contributions that helped us win the state championship.”
Discussing his role on the Titans defense, Davis said: “I’ll check the best guy. Whoever is the other team’s number one target. We’ll watch film that week. I’ll check the best guy.”
Auburn, Duke, East Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest are among the schools that have offered Davis, who has taken visits to Virginia, East Carolina and Wake Forest. He’ll go to Penn State and Maryland with his team for camps this summer, and he says he will make “quite a few” visits on his own in the spring and summer.
Davis plans to make a trip to Blacksburg this Saturday for Virginia Tech’s Spring Game.
“Tech, they are good for putting defensive backs in the league. Also next year they have Fuller leaving, so I could go there and compete for a major spot. I know they run five DB sets,” Davis said.
Davis also provided his take on UVa, one of the schools he has already visited this...
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