December 3, 2008

Aggies making a play at Dallas Skyline

With the proliferation of spread offenses throughout the state of Texas, the competition to be the top wide receiver in the state for the class of 2010 is just as heated as the competition to be the best wideout in the Big 12 conference.

Garland Naaman Forest's John Harris, Tomball's Jordan Leslie, Missouri City Elkins' Jordan Jolly and DeSoto's Darius Terrell not only have the size and speed to be top wideouts, but they also have the numbers on the field as well as the highlight reel catches to prove their status. However, none of them have the offers and long distance plays of Dallas Skyline's Mike Davis.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Davis runs in the 4.4 to 4.5 range in the 40-yard dash and has caught 56 passes for 1,123 yards (a 20.1 yard per reception average) and 16 touchdowns (one touchdown per 3.5 catches). He had one of his better games of the season two weeks ago when Skyline beat DeSoto, 51-26. Despite facing four different cornerbacks at one time or another during the game, including 2010 Rivals 250 prospect Adrian White, Davis registered five catches for 156 yards and two touchdown passes of 43 and 49 yards.

The two long receptions not only showed off his speed but other more underrated aspects of his game as well. On the 43-yarder in the first half, Davis adjusted to a badly thrown pass on a fade route to his outside shoulder, somehow snaring the ball as the defender fell down from trying to keep up with him. In fact, Davis not only caught the ball but maintained his balance and ran another 20 yards into the end zone. The 49-yarder in the third quarter broke open the game as he ran a post route and split two defenders to go the distance.

Davis has scholarship offers from Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Iowa, Iowa State, Oklahoma and Stanford.

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