Davis played both sides of the ball for a Bulldogs team that finished 14-1 but slipped in the AAA Division 5 state championship against Lake Taylor this past season. The 6’3″, 260 pounder follows West Rowan d-back Najee Tucker, who verballed in May, and Oklahoma ILB Tristan Butcher, who made his decision about a week ago.
The state of Virginia is an area that the coaches are looking to establish a recruiting pipeline. They currently have only one player on the active roster hailing from that neck of the woods: OLB Nico Alcalde from Chantilly in Fairfax. In fact, Davis and Alcalde should be relatively familiar to one another: Alcalde’s Chargers pulled off an upset victory over Davis’ then 2nd-ranked Bulldogs in an early-season clash in 2011. Now, however, the players that were once rivals on the gridiron in suburban Washington, DC will be teammates.
Who’s next for the Niners? Time will tell. There are several names that have been offered down in Florida and still others across the Carolinas, but it seems like the verbals are coming in a bit earlier this time around now that kickoff is so close to happening. We’ll keep track and let you know.