January 6, 2012
Wait over for Davis
Myles Davis was supposed to be a freshman two seasons ago at Syracuse. When he takes the field for Syracuse next season he will be a freshman when some of his original commitment classmates will start their junior seasons. CuseConfidential.com spoke with Davis about his road to Syracuse and how ready he is to play football for the Orange.
"As of right now I am all set to head up to Syracuse on January 14th."
The road to Syracuse was a tough one for Davis and he talked about the past few years trying to get to Syracuse.
"It has been a pretty tough road, at Milford it wasn't too bad because I was sharpening my skills as well as qualifying. The worst part was being at home, it was hard, missing football for a whole year and watching from my house and the rehab. My rehab was a long slower process being that I had the three knee surgeries."
Even though he was not coming to Syracuse right away the Syracuse coaching staff stayed on him as much as they could to make sure he felt like part of the Orange family.
"They called as much as they could while going with the NCAA rules, there were a lot of home visits with Coach Conley and also Coach Shafer being that we have a recruit from a school pretty close to my house."
What exactly were those conversations and in-home meetings like?
"Just mainly about coming up in January and how they're really looking forward to coaching me after such a long time. They also like the fact that back a year ago I wasn't as big as I am now and that I can contribute to the team."
It was only a couple months ago when Davis was allowed to return to football type workouts and he now says he is ready to go.
"Since the workouts I feel great, being able to run again, cut hard, and be more explosive it is great. I feel very very confident about returning to football my footwork has gotten a lot quicker and I feel more explosive from doing lower body specific workouts that I have never done in the past."
A big question is will Davis feel timid at all about making a play on the football field in fear of hurting himself once again. For the linebacker he is not thinking about that at all.
"Not a chance, I feel as though if I am more timid about laying it all out on the field I will be more in a position to get myself hurt again."
Since he has been out of football for over a year there have been a couple things he has missed.
"The thing I miss most has to be just being a part of something , a team and having ten other guys next to you all riding out laying it on the line for the same thing."
For Davis when he arrives on campus it will not be like he does not know anybody as he has former Milford teammates DyShawn Davis and Jeremiah Kobena waiting for his return as well.
"It is going to be great. I have visited up there over the season and everyone has really just been pulling for me to get up there and now it's finally happening."
Getting on the football field after three knee surgeries is an accomplishment for any person and being on the field is what Davis has been looking forward to. Since that is a huge accomplishment he does not have any major goals set right now.
"I have not really set any major goals I just want to go out and play all out 110 percent every day because I feel like I am my worst critic."
Despite being out for awhile and some of his commitment classmates are about to enter their junior season Davis will have his full amount of time to play for the Orange.
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