Clemson's message to Mike Davis: "We need you"


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Clemson running backs coach Tony Elliott was in Stone Mountain Thursday to talk to Stephenson High School running back Mike Davis Mike Davis
Running Back
5-10, 195
Stone Mountain, GA

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, and his message to the brother of former Tiger running back James Davis was simple: We need you.

And an offer wasn’t far behind.

Davis is a 5-10, 190-pounder who is listed as the nation’s 17th best running back by ESPN. He had committed to Florida earlier this year, but recently backed off that commitment and is now once again looking around for his collegiate home.

He said Elliott came by his school Thusday.

“He told me that I am the running back that they are looking for,” Davis told TigerNet. “The visit went really well. He told me that they were in need of a running back, and he told me that they were going to recruit me hard.”

Then Elliott gave Davis a scholarship offer.

“It wasn’t that big of a deal, because I was expecting it,” Davis said. “Once I heard they were going to come after me hard, I knew they would offer. It’s great to get an offer from the school my brother played for.”

Davis said he backed off of the Gators because he felt like he had been lied to.

“What happened with Florida is that I was lied to by a coach, and there was a misunderstanding,” Davis said. “It was all because I was lied to. It had nothing to do with Keith Marshall Keith Marshall
Running Back
5-11, 190
Raleigh, NC

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or anything like that. One of their coaches came in the home on a visit and I feel like I was lied to. I won't go into full detail on what happened, but as a person I don’t like being lied to.”

Davis said he is hearing from everybody now that he has opened his recruitment back up, and says he doesn’t have a favorite or a list of his top schools. “I am going to major in broadcasting, so I want a good journalism school. I also want to go somewhere where I can go in early and compete for playing time.”

He said Clemson is special for many reasons, but he has one special reason to like the Tigers.

“My thought on Clemson is that my brother went there,” he said. “He left a legacy, so it is like home.”

He plans to announce his decision on National Signing Day and also has offers from Alabama, Miami and Central Florida. He has taken an official visit to Tennessee and is scheduled to visit Florida State December 17th and South Carolina January 21st.

Davis rushed for 1,923 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior at Stephenson. He rushed for 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns - one on a kickoff return - as a junior.




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Front Page Story: Clemson's message to Mike Davis: "We need you"
Crump®
There is NO doubt we need big MD...
TD Tigers
Re: There is NO doubt we need big MD...
Tiger6060
Re: There is NO doubt we need big MD...
tmac9wr
YOUR OWN LEGACY
SpillerROH28
Please stop yelling***
PenthouseTiger
he said he wants to come in early and compete for PT, yet
Yzracer48
Re: he said he wants to come in early and compete for PT, yet
Tiger6060
I thought Brooks was coming in early
Yzracer48
And Brooks is the real deal too.***
MackDaddy®
If he sticks to his broadcasting/journalism path,
grover173
Re: If he sticks to his broadcasting/journalism path,
Tiger6060
unless something changes he isnt coming to clemson
PioneerG
Re: unless something changes he isnt coming to clemson
76clemson
Clemson has a broadcasting major.
argonaut1992®
Same thing***
deleted
Re: If he sticks to his broadcasting/journalism path,
MackDaddy®
If you lived in the Midlands or the Lowcountry....
tigrjm76®
Clemson has a Communications major.***
CUatTheRock
that last 1 isnt him***
ArmyRanger28®
James Davis tweet
MRTTMT
we should have never waited this long to offer him
jvtiger77
Re: we should have never waited this long to offer him
Litefoot®
Not really. He gave several reasons why he didn't want to
David78®
if we "need" him, safe to assume bellamy on the way out?***
fowlerj43
NO... we "need" him the same way a car salesman
clemsonsuzi®
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson's message to Mike Davis: "We need you"
Sunday12pack
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson's message to Mike Davis: "We need you"
carolinachef
Not to defend Weiss, but
true
Re: Not to defend Weiss, but
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