At 6’2, 210 pounds, Denver Montbello's Drew Davis is considered by some
to be the top prospect in the Centennial State. His 45 catches for 988 yards
and 16 touchdowns earned him first team all-conference and all-state honors.
A 4.0 in the classroom, Davis points to his size and athletic ability as his
biggest assets on the field.
“I’m real big and physical…throwing DB’s off me and
creating separation when I break out of my routes," explained Davis. "Whether
it be a fade or a dig across, I can run away from a DB. I’m working on
running reading routes, the difference between man and zone and option routes,
stuff like that I’ll be doing on the next level. We're just doing regular
things, man and zone. We don’t practice option routes. Also running routes,
breaking down, getting in and out of my routes, looking the ball all the way
in and running after I catch the ball.”
Unlike most prospects, Davis will spend the summer polishing his routes instead
of hitting a variety of camps.
“This summer, it’s still a toss up," he said. "I don’t
plan on attending any but I might attend one, I don’t know which one yet.
It’s not likely. I think I’ve done enough, my parents told me I’ve
done enough and my coach has.”
On the recruiting front, Davis has already garnered offers from Colorado, Kansas State, Iowa State, Arizona, Arizona State, Washington and Washington State.
The Wolverines are in the process of evaluating him and could join the club
somewhere down the line.
“They are looking at me as a receiver,” said Davis regarding the
Maize and Blue. “They are trying to get me up there for the summer to
meet the wide receiver coach and things of that nature. They are looking at
other receivers. They're down to their last couple people.”
According to a recent interview done by Scout.com, Davis has high hopes that
the Maize and Blue will eventually come forth with a scholarship.
"I have not really gotten that 'big school' offer I am waiting for,"
Davis said to Scout.com's Andrew Friedman. "I am looking forward to a USC
or Michigan-type offer. Both those schools have told me that they don't like
offering guys this early because usually when they offer this early, the kids
will commit, and they need to make sure they are offering the right players.
I totally understand that so I am being patient."
Michigan's point man in Davis' recruitment has been cornerback coach Ron Lee.
“He’s pretty cool, down to earth and I can relate to him a lot,”
Davis said regarding the first year Michigan assistant. “He talked to
me about some good points… things about the school and why I should pick
Another advocate for the Wolverines is Davis' former teammate, Greg Banks.
“I still talk to him now and then," said Davis. "When school
gets over in the summer time, I’ll be keeping in touch with him. When
I’m down there for my visit we’ll probably hook up and do something
As exciting as it might be to play with Banks in college, Davis stopped short
of saying that would have an affect on his decision.
“Yes, and at the same time no," said Davis. "I would have a
teammate there, which is a good thing for college. No, because I want go somewhere,
not by myself but maybe break off from a teammate, not go the same place as
him. Maybe his college isn’t my college. It just depends on my major and
what I look for in a college”
Davis said Michigan would “definitely” get a visit if offered but
his top five is still “a toss up”. He also mentioned academics as
a key part of his decision.
“Whether they have my major," said Davis regarding his main decision
criteria. "Also the size of the classes and whether it’s in the city.”
Davis is planning on majoring in Criminology and will be making his college
choice before he graduates in December so he can enroll early at his new school.
“I plan on having a top five by the beginning of the school year, which
will be about August or September," he said. "I plan on having a college
chosen by early November.”