Georgia RB Davis commits to Bulls
USF has picked up its third oral commitment for 2011, from Willie Davis, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound running back from a Georgia high school known for producing a ton of college football players.
"The feeling they gave me on my visit, the environment, I really liked it," said Davis, who said he chose the Bulls over West Virginia, Vanderbilt, Louisville and Connecticut.
Davis is a rising senior at Stephenson High in Stone Mountain, Ga., which had 29 players sign to play college football this past year, including 12 from Division I-A. Davis rushed for about 700 yards as a junior, but did so behind Kentucky signee Raymond Sanders, who rushed for 1,604 yards and 25 touchdowns.
"Willie is an extremely hard worker, committed both on and off the field," said Stephenson head coach Ron Gartrell. "He has a balance of power and speed, and you don't find a lot of running backs that have both. He's a determined runner, but he can catch the ball well, also."
Davis, who is rated as a three-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com, got to meet USF quarterback B.J. Daniels and receiver Dontavia Bogan on his visit. Rated by Rivals as the nation's No. 45 running back, he is USF's third commitment for 2011, following Punta Gorda Charlotte receiver Alex Mut and Pahokee safety Rontavious Atkins.
Stephenson looks to be loaded with I-A talent again this season, and just as Sanders had two teammates sign with him at Kentucky, Davis isn't the only Stephenson player the Bulls are targeting. Joining him on his visit to Tampa over the weekend was his friend and teammate Kadetrix Marcus, a safety rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals and Scout.
Marcus already has 20-plus offers, including top ACC and SEC schools like Miami, Clemson and Auburn, and he has summer visits planned to Tennessee and South Carolina. Marcus said USF is now one of his contenders after his visit.
-- The Orlando Sentinel has a good writeup on this weekend's Sling 'n' Shoot camp at USF, which had a strong Orlando showing, with Winter Park going 9-0 and beating Orlando Dr. Phillips in the final.