Busy Summer For Davis

Busy Summer For Davis

Rod Davis of Many High School is a big, fast target with sure hands. He's planning to hit the camp circuit this summer. What are his plans? Read on to find out.

Wide receiver Rod Davis (Many, La.) was a big hit with college recruiters during spring training this year. SMU, Kansas, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Louisiana Tech, McNeese State, Northwestern State, and Louisiana-Lafayette all visited the Many campus over the past month, in order to get a closer look at the 6-foot-3, 185-pound Davis.

"The recruiters like Rod's size, athleticism, and his hands," said Many head coach Jess Curtis. "They say that he's a big red-zone threat -- that he's a red-zone answer on fade routes."

Last year, Davis hauled in 44 passes for 518 yards with 12 TDs. In addition, the lanky junior rushed for 126 yards on 14 carries (nine yards per carry). With D.J. Palmer moving on to the college ranks, Davis will make the move from wide receiver to quarterback for his senior season.

"Rod's moving to quarterback because he's the best athlete on the team," said Curtis. "We want him to touch the football as much as possible. He has a ways to go in making the transition (to QB), but with his work ethic, he'll get there.

"He'll continue to play WR for us in some packages. At quarterback, he has a live arm. He has a cannon. He flicked the ball 60 yards in our scrimmage and put it perfectly over the receiver's shoulder."

In 2009, the Tigers went 11-2 and the team just finished spring training with an intrasquad scrimmage.

"We ran about 60 plays in the spring game," Curtis said, "and Rod threw the ball extremely well. He ran for two TDs and threw for another. It's been a transition - having Rod at QB - for our receivers as well. Rod's ball gets on you so quick that the receivers have dropped a lot of passes.

"He's planning on going to camp this summer at Louisiana Tech, Ole Miss, and SMU's camp at Kilgore. He likes SMU and that's why he's going to Kilgore. He's intrigued by their run-and-shoot offense."

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