As recruits start to enroll early to their respective schools, one early enrollee doesn’t stand out as much as he should. That recruit is Shawn Davis. Davis is a 3 star recruit from Florida 8A State Champion, Miami Southridge High School. Shawn Davis is a hard verbal commit to the University of Florida. Davis was one of the top players on Miami Southridge along with another Florida early enrollee, Kemore Gamble. Even though Shawn Davis has showed everybody how good is in the field, some recruiting services haven’t added another star next to his name. Shawn Davis is more than worthy to receive that fourth star and him going to DBU is prove that he is not your average 3 star recruit.
Davis at Miami Southridge
On 247 Sports, Shawn Davis is a three star recruit that is ranked number 519 in the country and 50th in his position. He also received a three star rating from Rivals and Scout. ESPN is the only website that gives Shawn Davis the 4 star rating he deserves. Davis actually gets in the ESPN 300 as Davis is ranked the 259th player in the country. He is the 40th best player in the state of Florida and 21st in his position.
Shawn Davis Scouting Report
Shawn Davis is listed at 6’1 and 185 pounds. Being 6’1 is a good size for anybody in the secondary. Shawn’s biggest strength his is ball hawking ability. Davis does a good job of getting to the ball and creating turnovers. Davis is good in zone coverage but he is best a man coverage due his size, toughness and jamming ability. The biggest issue for Davis is that he isn’t the greatest tackler. Davis struggles when he tries to wrap up and tackle people but that is something that could fixed easily when he gets to UF. He will be coached by Torrian Gray who is one the best DB coaches in the business.
Davis at Florida
When Shawn Davis steps on campus in January, he will need to work on his strength and tackling ability. Shawn played safety and corner in high school but due to his great jamming ability tackling issues, expect Davis to stay at corner. Davis is very much like Quincy Wilson with his size, jamming ability and toughness. He isn’t that good of a tackler that Quincy is but, that is something that will get fixed once he steps on campus. With Davis’s playmaking ability, he will be in the running for some playing time come next season.
Florida will lose Teez Tabor, Quincy Wilson and maybe Duke Dawson. With open slots at cornerback, Davis should make a case for early playing time and him enrollee early only helps his chances. This is a very nice addition for the Gators. Florida got themselves a very good corner in Shawn Davis. He might not be as highly rated as others but Davis will prove those websites wrong.
Shawn Davis’s Senior Highlights: http://www.hudl.com/v/15ymsh