For three-star cornerback Chad Davis (Richmond, Texas/Bush), there’s an advantage and a disadvantage of running track in the spring vs. participating in offseason football drills.
The advantage: Showing off speed, particularly in big events.
The disadvantage: Missing the opportunity to showcase football talents when college recruiters are on campus.
Davis said the summer satellite camps for colleges have been immensely critical for him in regard to working out in front of college coaches. Thursday’s North Texas satellite camp in Katy served as proof, as the 5-foot-10, 170-pound cornerback picked up an offer from the Mean Green following a solid effort. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.40 seconds and showed his coverage skills in 1-on-1 drills.
“It feels good, because I had to work for that one,” Davis said of the UNT offer. “Other schools have seen me either because they saw me on film or were recruiting another player at my school. When North Texas came during the spring, I was in track. I had to go to camp to show them what I had, and that’s what I plan on doing for some of these other coaches out there.”
Recruited to UNT by tight ends/special teams coach Kent Riddle, Davis set a personal record in the 40, topping the 4.47 time he ran into the wind at a University of Houston camp last week and the 4.43 he ran earlier this year. Davis’ Mean Green offer gives him five total, as UNT joins Texas Tech, Texas State, UTSA and San Jose State.
“Right now, Tech is still No. 1 on my list,” Davis said. “They’ve been on me since the early track season. The Texas state coaches really have been showing me love, too, and I like the facilities there. The campus is pretty nice.”
Davis, ranked No. 42 among all cornerbacks nationally and No. 91 among all players in Texas, said he next plans to attend UTEP’s Top 100 Super Elite Camp on Thursday in Katy.