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Two-star back could go prep school route

11/11/2011

Avon (Ind.) running back Charles Davis Jr. spent the first few months of the school year trying to get his grades to a place where he would be able to academically qualify, but even after a solid start in the classroom, Davis will likely attend a prep school next fall.

“I’m 90 percent sure,” Davis said about going the prep route. “Because of my grades I’m pretty sure I’ll be going to prep school.”

Davis, a two-star commit ranked 36th in Indiana, is being courted by Indiana, Kansas State and Washington State, but. He told Indiana his plans to go to prep school instead of a junior college so he saves a year of eligibility.

Davis hopes to get an offer from Indiana after a year at prep school.

“My heart is probably at Indiana,” he said.

Three prep schools have stood out to Davis at this point: Fork Union, Hargrave and Milford. Dominique Blackmon, Davis’ former teammate, is already Milford Academy (New Berlin, N.Y.) and has told Davis to join him in upstate New York.

“I talked to the Milford coach, and my friend is down there and plays for them,” Davis said. “He’s been telling [the coaches] a lot about me and talked to the coaches for me. Pretty much they said if you want to come we’ll take you.”

The last grades Davis received were for midterms, and Davis said he got all As and Bs on the tests.

“I just don’t have enough core classes is what it is, and my GPA won’t be high enough,” he said.