June 26, 2009

Is Davis still set to be Orange?

Pittsburgh (PA) Penn Hills outside linebacker Myles Davis was one of the first prospects to commit to the Syracuse Orange. It has been about two months since his commitment and some new offers have made there way to the Syracuse commit.

"Akron has actually offered, they offered a while back and Bowling Green. Other than that no other offers."

Davis, 6-foot-2, 214 pounds holds a couple more offers, so is he still a solid verbal to the Orange? Davis answered that question with a short answer.

"Yes I am," Davis said of him being a solid verbal to Syracuse.

The Keystone State product would like to make a return trip to Syracuse, but he doesn't know if he can make it up during the summer.

"If I can I will. It is just the distance thing, the funding for that can get a little hectic," Davis said. "I do not know if I will get up there this summer."

Even though a trip to Syracuse might not be able to happen that is not keeping Davis from improving himself on the football field this summer.

"I am working with my team at a lot of 7-on-7 camps. Then I workout everyday and run on the track before or after practice," Davis stated. "I am working on my footwork and my speed because everything else is pretty much fine as my upper and lower body strength. It is basically my footwork and speed because I am going to be playing strong side linebacker this year, so I am going to concentrate on that more."

With a move to SAM linebacker there is one item in particular he wants to work on.

"My coverage skills, I have been really improving on them during our 7-on-7's."

Now that Davis is committed to the Orange he is starting to talk with other prospects about going to Syracuse.

"I actually talk to my teammate Brandon Ifill and I tell him that he should really visit," Davis said. "He talks about the distance thing and how it gets cold up there. I do not think he is trying to go to a cold school. He says he will try to make it up there."

The college football season is right around the corner and the Orange will have a lot to prove this season. The Pittsburgh area prospect is also waiting to see what his future team does this season.

"Definitely the game against the Big Ten because I watch the Big Ten Network a lot and it is going to be nice to see Syracuse play a real big team like Penn State, Minnesota, and Northwestern. I just want to see how they compete against the big time schools."


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