At this point, it’s mostly a matter of acquainting himself with his options. And even with two high school seasons remaining, Wekiva (Fla.) 2019 defensive tackle Tyler Davis has found himself with quite a few.
Davis now sits at 17 offers, including most recently from Virginia Tech, Missouri, Tennessee, Florida State and Michigan. He visited a handful of others this spring, and more are coming. But Davis has yet to begin the process of narrowing his focus.
“I look at the position coach, the tradition and basically, the school,” he said. “Then, it’s academics. I want to major in engineering. I’d like it to be computer or civil.”
This spring, Davis made trips to Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Florida Atlantic, Mississippi State and Ole Miss. Davis said he took something away from each stop.
“Everybody had a unique facility,” he said. “If I got to a college, some have the same stuff, but others are different, like different types of workout machines. They just had something unique and I liked that.”
Davis picked up an offer from Virginia Tech June 3. He has yet to visit Blacksburg, but said he has plenty of interest from what he’s seen and heard.
“I’m looking at them,” Davis said. “I haven’t been up there yet. I think they’re a pretty good program, though. It’s interesting, I think they finished in the top 25 and went to a bowl game last year.”
Assistant coach Galen Scott has been Davis’ primary recruiter and made the offer. Davis said they were in contact well before that, however.
“He talked about my spring game,” Davis said. “He liked what he saw and said he was going to offer me. He’s just hoping I get up there soon. The offer came through my coach, though.”
The only trip Davis now has planned is next month to Ohio State. He hopes to take in more schools this summer, but Davis said he has given no thoughts to narrowing his focus.
“I’m trying to see which (schools) are close together,” he said. “I’d like to make a trip and see a few together. But I haven’t given a thought yet to my next steps. It’s just taking everything in still.”
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