Ohio DT Receiving Interest from Big 10
Olentangy Liberty HS (OH) 2014 DT Marshal Davis is massive young man who is beginning to come into his own as a football recruit and college coaches are beginning to take notice.
Going into his junior season, Davis was working on becoming a player that people would begin to watch for and his focus was making sure he had taken all the proper steps towards putting his name on coaches recruiting lists.
“This past summer I worked real, real hard on my conditioning and fine tuning my overall game,” said Davis. “I am first a fan of college football and being a fan has made me love the game so much that my dream is to play on the same fields as the players I grew up watching. I trained hard going into my junior year and I think it paid off. I am beginning to receive attention from college coaches and it’s a total blessing to be noticed.”
Davis (6’2 270lbs) is a strong and athletic interior defensive lineman that has the tools to play on the highest level of college football. His biggest strength about his game could be his power as well as his overall intelligence.
His understanding of reading the QB as well as his work ethic to be the best quickly gives Davis an advantage when he lines up in the trenches.
“I really work hard at trying to be versatile in my game,” Davis says. “I like to study game film and try to learn anything I can about playing defensive tackle. I pride myself on my work ethic. I never want to step out onto the field unless I am fully prepared for battle.”
That work ethic and desire to play D1 football has led Davis to receive interest from multiple college coaches from around the country. No offers have arrived as of yet for Davis but he knows the interest is beginning to come through hard and fast.
“I am still waiting to receive that 1st offer but I am remaining patient and thinking something could happen soon enough,” said Davis. “The main schools I am talking to are Indiana, Illinois, Kansas St, Louisville, Missouri and Old Dominion. Those schools along with some others have shown me the most attention thus far and I am really appreciative of that.”
“The two schools I have talked to the most would be Indiana and Illinois. I have received multiple letters, phone calls and messages on the computer from them and both schools make me feel like they are very interested in my talents.”
Davis may be picking up steam on the recruiting front but he knows he has to stay humbled and not rush through everything that comes his way.
“I am being patient with everything right now and I know I have a long way to go and anything could happen for me,” he said. “I have a few schools talking to me more than others but I still sit without an offer so I am just going to work hard and enjoy my time.”
“I really like what I am hearing from Indiana and Illinois. I like they way their coaches come at me and talk with me. I have no idea what could happen with offers but I am going to remain humble and just take everything in stride while I learn my way through the whole college recruiting process.”
Schools Interested: Akron, Ball St, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas St, Louisville, UMass, Ohio St, Old Dominion, Oregon, Pittsburgh and Western Kentucky.