New Berlin (N.Y.) Milford Academy running back Charles Davis reported to 247Sports that he's committing to Syracuse on Tuesday.
He'll choose the Orange over an offer from Akron.
The 5-foot-7, 170-pound Davis played his high school football at Avon (Ind.) High. Syracuse offered in early June and Davis has been building a relationship with Orange assistant coach Tyrone Wheatley.
"I like Coach Wheatley," Davis said. "I've been talking to a whole bunch of recruits and the recruits already committed there. I want to get as far away from the Midwest as I can and do better for me. There is no distractions for me out there and I feel that's a good place for me."
Davis will be the sixth commit for Syracuse in the class of 2013.
"I know their program has a rich tradition of running backs," Davis said. "I know I can come in and contribute and build my own legacy. They've had Floyd Little and Ernie Davis and Jim Brown and James Mungro. He played for the (Indianapolis) Colts and lives in my neighborhood. He's helped me with this recruiting stuff."
As a senior, Davis rushed for roughly 2,100 yards and 23 touchdowns, and added two more receiving scores.