West Virginia has been heating up on the recruiting path in the last few days. They landed TJ Ivy and Josh Chandler late last week, and Bryce Wheaton yesterday, along with a number of transfers. Now, they’ve landed a fourth recruit in the last six days, from Houston receiver Ralph Davis. Dana Holgorsen is finally starting to get this recruiting class rolling, and this commitment will likely not be the last in the next few days. West Virginia is looking to make a splash over the next couple weeks.
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Davis is the ninth commitment in West Virginia’s 2018 recruiting class, and the second receiver, along with yesterday’s commitment, Bryce Wheaton. The two compliment each other very nicely, because of their size and play style differences. With these two at wide receiver, West Virginia could have two of the best “yards after the catch” receivers in the nation in a few years.
Davis picked West Virginia over Colorado State and Ole Miss. He also has interest from LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma and Oregon State, but those programs all want Davis to visit before extending an offer. Davis has been considered to be WVU bound for a very long time, but to finally lock him up is still a big deal for Dana Holgorsen, and an especially big deal for wide receivers coach Tyron Carrier, who, like Davis, hails from Houston, and is the primary recruiter of the area. Davis told Scout that this is a move he’s been wanting to make for a while:
“Ever since my recruiting process got started I (knew West Virginia was the pick),” said the 6-foot, 170-pound prospect. “I was just a little too young (then) to be worrying about what college I wanted to attend. But I always knew in my heart my time would come.”
On the field, Davis, similar to Wheaton, is a great playmaker with the ball in his hands. Technically speaking, he’s raw, and doesn’t have much experience running routes outside of basic go routes, but with his athletic ability and solid hands, he has the foundation to be developed into a very good receiver at the next level. A big plus in his game is his willingness to hit, and block for the running game, a trait that West Virginia loves in their wide receivers. His ceiling comparison is Mike Wallace.