SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Since his decommitment from Florida at the beginning of December, Mike Davis’ recruitment has been a hot topic of conversation. The four-star Top247 running back had a huge senior year and has emerged as one of the top backs in the country and lots of southeastern powers are working hard to get his signature.
Mike Davis has three visits scheduled for January before making a final decision.
This week Davis is competing at the US Army All-American Bowl and already he’s stirred up some excitement when he was reported as naming Georgia as his leader earlier in the week. But on Monday, Davis put things all even among his top five.
“Everything is still at the same place with recruiting,” Davis said. “There was a little interview where I said UGA leads but I didn’t mean it like that. He set up the question like that. It’s still between UGA, South Carolina, Clemson, Tennessee and Florida State.”
Already Davis has taken official visits to Tennessee and Florida State as well as an unofficial visit to Georgia. The rest of his schedule features official trips to South Carolina (Jan. 13), Georgia (Jan. 20) and Clemson (Jan. 27).
The four-star running back from Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson stated that his brother (NFL running back and former Clemson standout James Davis) is staying totally out of the process. His mother has backed off of things as well.
“My mom, after what happened with Florida, she doesn’t want to get into the recruiting thing, she’s kind of backed off,” he said.
That leaves Davis to make his own decision and he touched on what he likes about each program still in contention.
“At Tennessee, I would say my interest is in their depth at running back,” he said. “I feel like they need me to come in and play right away. Florida State I feel the same way. I feel like I can come in and contribute along with Devonte Freeman and James Wilder.
“At South Carolina, I feel like I can come in and take a load of Marcus Lattimore because he sort of carries the game so I think I can come in and help him. At UGA, I feel like I can come in and compete with Isaiah Cowell and Keith Marshall. Clemson is the last one. That’s my brother’s school. I’m not going to disrespect them and I’ve been there a lot of times.”
Davis did mention that there is one school that stands out in his mind but wanted to finish off his visits to make sure he makes a decision with all the information possible. Davis hopes to announce his commitment on Signing Day or the day before.
One of two true running backs for the East squad, Davis is expected to get a heavy work load on Saturday and has had a strong first day of practice in San Antonio.