September 23, 2009

Spartan DT target taking visits

One of the few remaining uncommitted top in-state recruits is defensive tackle Carl Davis of Sterling Heights Stevenson High School. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound prospect has already taken one official visit, has another one planned and will be in East Lansing in the near future. SpartanMag.com caught up with Davis and got some details on his season and his recruitment.

Davis and his Sterling Heights Stevenson team are off to a strong start and are not only undefeated, but are currently ranked the #1 team in Michigan by the Detroit News. This week, that ranking will be on the line.

"We have a big game this weekend,
he said. "We are home against Dakota."

Macomb Dakota is also 4-0 and just happens to be ranked #2 in the state by the Detroit News. The match--up of the two Detroit area powerhouse programs is sure to be the most highly anticipated game of the weekend, not only in the state, but possibly the entire Midwest.

A few weeks ago Davis took an official visit to Madison to check out the Badgers. He returned for Wisconsin with nothing but positive things to say, but is keeping his recruitment thoughts close to the vest. He is saying that right now all of the teams that he is serious considering are even. Those teams are Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan State, Kansans and Illinois. Davis plans to official visit all five of his top suitors.

"Wisconsin was nice, Davis said. I have a trip planned to Iowa for October 10th."

The week before he heads out to Iowa City, Davis will be in East Lansing for an unofficial visit to check out the big in-state clash.

"Yes, I am going to be in East Lansing for the Michigan/Michigan State game," he said.

As SpartnMag.com first reported, Davis received his Michigan State scholarship after a strong performance at the Spartan summer camp. At the camp he was able to work extensively with Spartan Defensive Lien Coach Ted Gill. Coach Gill has over 30-years of college and NFL experience and obviously liked what Davis brings to the table.

With Davis likely having a busy schedule this fall with Friday night games and a possible trip to Ford Field if things go as planned, look for Michigan State to wait until after his season concludes to schedule an official visit. Michigan State, being close to home, has the luxury of having Davis experience a big game atmosphere without having to use an official visit.

The official visit can be used for what Coach Dantonio believes is the most important part of the recruiting process, building rapport with a recruit and his family.

SpartanMag.com will be sure to follow-up with Davis in the coming weeks. We also will be sure to keep Spartan fans informed about how the big showdown between Stevenson and Dakota plays out this weekend.


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