June 26, 2009
Another Michigan Target
Art Briles and Baylor went into Michigan earlier this year when they offered Detroit (Mi) Inkster quarterback Devin Gardner, and it looks like they are pursuing another top player from nearby.
Ypsilanti (Mi) Willow Run linemen [/db]Garret Davis[/db] has been one of the hottest players in the Midwest over the past month or so. Davis had a great showing at a camp recently where he beat heralded recruit William Gholston, and since then college coaches in the area have been scrambling to find film on him and invite him up to their camps.
One of those teams that got in touch with Davis is Baylor. The Bears have invited him to their camp next month to get a better look at him. Davis is being recruited by some schools to play guard or center on the offensive line, but Baylor is projecting him at defensive tackle.
"Coach McCloud and Coach Achuff called me a while ago and said they liked what they saw on tape, and they liked me at defensive line," said Davis. "They invited me to the camp and I'm pretty sure I'll make it out there in mid July."
"I never really thought about them until they e-mailed my dad after a few combines," said Davis. "I'm really looking forward to coming out there and finding out a lot about them."
Davis and his family lived in Carrollton and Garland when he was very young and then moved to Michigan after he was around three years old. His grandparents and his aunt still live in that area, and he was in San Antonio in January for the US Army Combine, so he isn't a stranger to the Lone Star State.
"My first reaction when they invited me was that it was great that a school so far away from here wanted me to come there," Davis said. "I used to live in Texas, so it would be great to go down there where I have family, get to check out the school, and show Baylor what I have to offer."
While many kids his age try to relax and stay at home during the summer, Davis and his family have been traveling all over the Midwest attending camps. He has already visited Wisconsin, Indiana, and Iowa, and he plans on visiting Illinois and Purdue this weekend.
While in Waco he knows that he will face a lot of tough competition, but he's just trying to impress the coaches and possibly come away with a scholarship.
I expect the camp to have good coaching, and for it to be high intensity. There are going to be a lot of physical players. I'm going to try to go all out and see how they like it," said Davis. "I think this camp is going to be one of the more intense camps I'll go to because it's down south. They really like their football a lot down there."
It can be hard many times to pull a player out of a different region, especially with the distance of Michigan to Waco, but Davis is actually looking to move out of state.
"I kind of want to get out of Michigan," said Davis. "Plus I'll have family in Texas, so it doesn't matter how far a school is that offers me."
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