Bradenton, Fla. — Ole Miss and LSU have been the two constants throughout Drake Davis’ recruitment.
That appears to still be the case, as the 4-star receiver from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., confirmed to SEC Country over the weekend that the Rebels are still his leader, followed closely by the Tigers.
“Ole Miss is my No. 1 school,” Davis said.
Barring any setbacks, Davis is set to take official visits to both of the aforementioned programs. He conceded that his final three, however, are subject to change. As it stands, he’s “88 percent” certain he will take an official visit to UCLA. Clemson and Texas A&M are two other likely destinations.
Another school that appears to have emerged as of late is Alabama. On Friday, receivers coach Billy Napier was in attendance for IMG Academy’s home game against Paramus Catholic (Paramus, N.J.), where Davis reeled off an 87-yard touchdown in front of several onlooking SEC coaches.
“Alabama was my first look in the seventh grade,” Davis said. “We have a really strong relationship. I’ve really only talked to (running backs coach) Burton Burns up to this point, but Alabama is really strong.”
Davis acknowledged the Crimson Tide has been pushing harder, along with UCLA and Clemson. However, the 6-foot-4, 215-pound senior has long been considered a lean to Ole Miss or LSU. Per 247Sports.com’s Crystal Ball predictions, 71 percent of the projections peg Davis committing to the Rebels.
He is rated as the No. 24 player in Florida.