March 8, 2012
Davis Garnering More Attention
As the Houston Cougars continue their focus on the 2013 recruiting class it's been pretty clear early that they are willing to chase some big names from all over the country. But that doesn't mean there isn't plenty of talent in and around the Houston area, and the Cougars could be eyeing one very talented running back from Sealy (TX) in Jowan Davis.
After some impressive performances at camp interest in Davis is really starting to pick up.
"Recruiting is going good," the talented running back told CougarsDen I've been getting some interest from Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Houston and Notre Dame. There are a few other schools too."
As far as the recruiting process goes, Davis is taking it all in but is focused on his senior season of football.
"I'm really enjoying it," the 5-foot-7, 187-pound running back said. "I'm really just looking forward to my senior season and leading the team next year."
Davis has not yet been to any junior days but he has a few on the horizon.
"I'm going to the Houston junior day on March 31st and I'm still waiting to hear back from Oklahoma State," he said.
Davis' name has really started to garner interest lately after he performed well at some well-known camps. He participated in the Army National Combine in San Antonio and shortly after that took part in the Texas Top 100 camp.
"A few weeks after the Army combine I went to the Texas Top 100 camp with my teammate Ricky (Seales-Jones). I felt like I did real well, I did a lot of running back drills showing my footwork, cutting ability and I really did well in my one-on-one's against some very good linebackers. I actually won MVP for running backs and Ricky won MVP for receivers. That was one of the best camps I've been to in a really long time."
It's still early in the process and everything is still pretty much open for Davis at the moment, but there are five schools that stand out above the rest for the talented back.
"My top five schools are Houston, Baylor, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State."
Currently Davis doesn't have any offers but after a strong performance at camp, his offer list should start to grow and his first offer could come from not too far down the road.
"I'm expecting an offer from Houston real soon," Davis told CougarsDen. "Houston is one of my top schools, I haven't really met all of the coaches yet, I mostly talked to coach (Travis) Bush, he seems like a real cool guy and I can see myself there in the future."
With Davis scheduled to visit Houston at the end of the month for Houston's junior day it wouldn't be too far-fetched for him to pick up an offer on junior day if he has done enough to impress the coaches, but he doesn't want to rush into a decision when it comes to choosing where he will play football for the next four years.
"I don't want to be one of those guys that school hops," the speedy back said. "I want to be solid whenever I commit, I don't want to be like a lot of these guys and commit and then de-commit and commit to another school. I want to take my time, pray about it and really decide which school I want to go to."
Davis was a unanimous selection as district 24-3A's Offensive MVP in 2011 and a first team all-district selection as a sophomore. He rushed for over 1,500 yards with 15 touchdowns as a sophomore and over 1,200 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior.
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