College Football Recruiting: UCF Knights Secure Playmaking Athlete for 2014 Class

By Tyler Brett
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Chris Davis Jr. has been dreaming about playing for the UCF Knights for several years. On Thursday, he took another step towards making that dream a reality. After dominating UCF’s 7-on-7 camp last weekend, Davis was convinced that UCF was where he wanted to be going and made George O’Leary and his coaching staff a very happy group. So what exactly are the Knights getting in the three-star athlete?

They are getting a dynamic player who could have played any number of positions at the next level. The 6-foot, 180-pound prospect has played quarterback exclusively in high school as a major dual-threat option while also playing some safety on defense. At UCF, Davis will transition to wide receiver where he played during the 7-on-7 camp and wowed the coaching staff with his playmaking ability.

There are still questions about whether he will be a reliable pass-catcher at the next level simply due to his lack of experience up to now. But with the ball in his hands, Davis is an elusive runner who can be extremely dangerous when he gets the ball in the open field. He is also extremely competitive and will fight for the football, a skill he put on display during the camp, reportedly going 8-0 in winning the tournament.

Davis is rated as the No. 12 player in Central Florida by the Orlando Sentinel and had offers from several other schools including the UConn Huskies and FIU Panthers. At the end of the day, however, no other program could compete with UCF as Davis gets to make one of his dreams come true in 2014.

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