Pembroke Pines, FL
As the old commercial says: It’s Christmas in July. Well, almost July. Christmas came early for Syracuse fans with the recent news that Florida wide receiver Daewood Davis decided to commit to Syracuse for the class of 2017. Davis is an upcoming junior, who is a dynamic receiver that has pure jets. As a sophomore, he was clocked at 4.38 in the 40 yard dash. In looking at his sophomore highlight tapes – his speed is the first thing that stands out. He’s used on bubbles, flys, stop and gos, and looks like a home run threat when every he touches the ball.
He also stands out in the return game as well, making great cuts and shows some great agility when returning the ball on kick-off returns. His running style is very natural and he stays very low to the ground with the ball in his hands, which allows him to change direction with minimal effort. The important thing to remember is that Davis is still very young. There is a lot of time for him to get stronger and faster. This could be a very great recruit for Syracuse finishing up the 2016 class and going into the 2017 class. It gives the staff legitimacy with some great Florida players, as Davis is known as one of the better players in the state. As July 1 approaches – it is certainly good to be Orange!