For years, Northeast quarterback Ryan Davis tagged along to Florida State games to watch his older brother Chris Davis, a former standout at St. Petersburg Catholic who played for the Seminoles from 2003-06.
This past weekend, Ryan returned to FSU for the first time as a recruit. The sophomore was there on an unofficial visit to attend the Seminoles’ spring game.
“It was real fun to be back up there,” Ryan said. “I was able to talk to coach (Jimbo) Fisher before the game and interact with the other recruits and players.”
In two seasons with the Vikings, Ryan has crafted his identity as a dual-threat quarterback and he exudes the strap-yourself-onto-my-back leadership that his older brother embodied during his days with the Barons.
And much like his older brother, Ryan’s versatility makes him a valuable commodity at just about any skill position.
It shows in the way Ryan is being recruited. The Seminoles want him as a slot receiver. Arizona wants him as a spread-option quarterback. USF is not sure where he would line up according to Ryan.
“Honestly, I’ll play any position, wherever I’m needed,” Ryan said. “I just want to do whatever it takes to get to the next level.”