HS Coach talks Davis committment
Yesterday, June 29th, the Syracuse University football program received a commitment from one of the most intriguing prospects in the class of 2017, Daewood Davis, Fort Lauderdale (FL) Somerset. CuseConfiential.com was able to speak with one of his coaches, Willie Hill, about the type of player that the Orange is getting.
"For 'Cuse, they are getting some speed that will not only stretch the field, but will make big plays. He will grow too, top out at around 6-foot-4. His Dad is 6-foot-5 and his Mom is 5-foot-10. All he does is football; he will be a great player in that Orange."
One of the first things that people notice about Daewood as his coach alluded to is his speed and size. Rivals has him officially clocked at 4.38 secs for his 40-yard dash and 6-foot-2, 176 pounds. That is impressive for any prospect and one that would make the fans drool, however, Davis is only a sophomore in high school and will only improve (and grow) as he gets older and develops.
"He is exceptional with still a lot of room for development," said Coach Hill. "He has great hand/eye coordination and has world class speed; he will run by anybody in South Florida. This year he will learn the tools needed to beat press man and he will learn how to fit into spacing better and to identify coverages. Once he learns the craft he needs, he will be a five-star recruit."
What many people do not know about Daewood is that he is a high character young man who is engaged both academically and athletically. According to the coach, the staff has no trouble getting him to take extra reps on the football field or into the weight room for a workout.
"Daewood is a great student, a 2.8 core GPA and he has never been arrested or in any trouble whatsoever. He is attending American Heritage High School next year and will be dominant for the next two years that the high school level. He refuses to take time off and we have to force him to not work out."
On the surface, it appears as if the Syracuse coaching staff has hit a home run with the first commit of the 2017 class. Daewood Davis is a nice compliment to the core players, such as running back Robert Washington and quarterback Rex Culpepper, that Syracuse is piecing together in the 2016 and 2017 classes.