Mike Davis talks about pledge


Mike Davis (Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson) decided he had had enough. While on his official visit to the University of South Carolina, Davis made his commitment to the Gamecocks.

“I would say it came down to the players and coaches,” Davis said. “I have some teammates up there and people I know. So it’s a really good fit for me.”

Davis, 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds, is also excited to play in Steve Spurrier's offense.

“People think the guy just wants to throw the ball,” Davis said. “They think he’s pass, pass, pass. But it’s a very balanced offense that can strike you at any moment with the run or pass.”

Davis is also excited to learn and play behind one of the best running backs in college football, Marcus Lattimore.

“That should be very good for me,” Davis said. “That will be a great learning experience for me to watch a guy like that. I will be a freshman coming in, and I want to learn from the veteran. I am very excited about that.”

Davis has official visits lined up to both Clemson (Jan. 20) and Georgia (Jan. 27). He’s unsure as to whether he will make those or not.

Davis is the No. 18 running back in the nation and a four-star recruit.