June 15, 2011
Davis impresses at Ohio State camp
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The depth at wide receiver in Ohio's 2012 class continues to show through this summer on the camp circuit. One of the top performers over the last few weeks has been Dublin (Ohio) Coffman product Marcus Davis. The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder had a monster day on Sunday at the Ohio State senior one-day camp and is quickly establishing himself as one of the better receivers in the state.
"I think I had a good day," said Davis of his performance. "It was good competition. I thought there was a lot of good DB's out there. I came here last year and I thought the competition out here was better than last year."
At one point during the afternoon one-on-one's Davis made catches on seven consecutive reps, using his outstanding quickness and cutting ability to create separation. Davis also showed improved speed and made plays down the field, including a tough catch along the sideline over a defender.
At the moment, Davis has a pair of verbal offers from Ivy League programs but that should change by the end of the summer as numerous programs are hot on his trail.
"So far I only have Ivy League offers from Harvard and Cornell," Davis said. "Toledo is showing a lot of interest, Miami (OH), Buffalo, and also some Big Ten schools. Indiana and Northwestern are probably showing the most interest out of the Big Ten."
Davis is part of the Raw Talent Sports bus tour which is in full swing this week. After hitting Ohio State on Sunday and Cincinnati on Monday, Davis has a chance to impress at a few other Midwest powers.
"We'll be at Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, and maybe Notre Dame," he said.
Davis has been a standout on the varsity level the last two years and has been on a mission this off-season to answer questions about his speed. While a major step was taken in that direction on Sunday, Davis isn't satisfied just yet and is looking to show the rest of the schools on the tour that he can make big plays.
"I'm definitely just trying to show that I'm working on my speed a lot," Davis said. "I really want to show my improved speed and that I'm just an overall better player from last year."
Playing at one of Ohio's proudest programs, the bar is always set high at Coffman and this year will be no different.
"First and foremost we just want to win as many games as we can," he said. "We have a good team coming back and I think we have a better team than I've been able to play with so far so that's definitely the first goal. Individually I'd like to be an all-state receiver."
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