The recruiting momentum for the class of 2017 continued today as offensive lineman Dakota Davis reportedly committed to Syracuse. The Glenelg, Maryland native could play anywhere along the line, but at 6-foot-5, 312 pounds he might project best to offensive guard at the college level.
— CuseNation.com (@SyracuseOnScout) June 24, 2016
Davis becomes the seventh commitment in the class of 2017, joining QB Tommy DeVito, WR Sharod Johnson, DE Zach Morton, LB Tyrell Richards, WR Nykeim Johnson, and WR Joshua Palmer. He’s also the second out of the DMV recruiting territory, joining Nykeim Johnson in that regard.
Davis was a first team All-State selection in addition to being first team All-County and first team All-Metro, and also holds offers from Air Force, UConn, Ohio, Villanova, Old Dominion, and Florida Atlantic, among others. He was also gaining interest from Maryland and Virginia, in addition to a handful of other P5 programs.
— Dakota Davis (@dakotadavis56) June 24, 2016
Watching his film, the one thing that jumps out about Davis is his strength and power coming off the line. He has no problem going straight into the defender opposite him and pushing him back and driving him into the turf. Davis plays tackle for Glenelg, so there’s certainly the possibility he could stay there once he gets to Syracuse. He really fits the mold of an interior lineman, but it’s always nice to have a lineman with the versatility to play wherever you need him.