Stone Mountain (GA) running back Willie Davis from football powerhouse Stephenson HS wanted to check out the schools he’s interested in, and this weekend Davis made a trip to Tampa to check out the Bulls. He was impressed enough that he decided to pull the trigger and commit to the Bulls.
“Yes I committed to USF today before practice,” said Davis. “I just felt like it was right fit and the best decision for me. I called coach McGeoghan and said I want to be a Bull!”
The Stephenson running back has been high on the Bulls for some time, and all he needed was a trip to Tampa to get a feeling for the USF program.
“I chose USF because of the home feeling I got while I was down there and I can relate to USF, said Davis. I also love the coaching staff, the depth chart is very attractive, and they have a lot to offer me.”
The 5’10, 190 pound Davis had offers from schools like West Virginia, Connecticut, Louisville, Memphis, Vanderbilt, and Tulane, but after a great visit with his Uncle and teammate Kadetrix Marcus got home, thought about it and made the call.
“The visit was great and we just loved everything about it,” said Davis. “Everything was real really nice, and I really liked the campus, the facilities, and the overall environment.”
“We got home and I talked things over with my parents and my uncle and knew that’s where I wanted to go.”
Davis said he got that feeling after spending time with the coaching staff and the players during his visit.
“Yes sir I had a great time meeting and hanging with the players,” said Davis. “They gave me a lot of advice on recruiting and how to pick a college that is best for me. They didn’t push me, and seemed very welcoming to me as a player.”
“All the coaches down there are great,” said Davis. “Coach McGeoghan, Coach Holtz and Coach Fitch are all great guys and I felt real comfortable with them.”
USF is also recruiting several of Davis’s teammates, Kadetrix Marcus who visited with Willie this past weekend, and O-lineman Tarik Cook.
“I would love for the three of us to be able to play together at the next level,” said Davis. “I haven’t got a chance to talk to them about it yet, but that would be great.”
As a junior the 5’10, 190 pound Davis had over 700 yards rushing yards and a couple of touchdowns on limited carries, and caught a couple of passes for just over 100 yards receiving, and feels that he has a great opportunity with USF.
“I think that USF is going to do big things in the future, and I‘m the back to lead them there,” said Davis. “I’m very excited about my decision, and think I made the right choice.”
“I’m still going to take a few visits because my coach already set them up,” said Davis. “But I feel solid about my choice and will take the visits to just confirm my feelings.”
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