April 6, 2011

Rams offer Fountain linebacker

Fountain (Colo.) outside linebacker Kevin Davis received his first scholarship offer Sunday night as the home state Colorado State Rams offered a full ride to the 6-foot-2, 218-pounder.

Davis said he wasn't expecting the offer, but the news went over well at his house.

"It was Sunday night I got an email and called the coach (CSU tight ends coach Anthoney Hill). "That is when they offered me. I was really surprised, my family was surprised and my family was excited. It was an accomplishment."

Last season Davis accounted for 103 tackles, including 14 for a loss, seven sacks, three fumble recoveries and one interception. He also caught four passes for 85 yards and two scores on offense for Fountain-Fort Carson High School. Davis shouldn't have trouble qualifying academically thanks to a 21 ACT score and a 3.95 grade-point average.

Davis said he has been in regular contact with Colorado State - mostly email - and he thinks the Rams have a shot to see their program on the upswing over the next couple years. He said he has been in Fort Collins before and was able to see the University the last time he was in town and liked what he saw.

"The school is really nice," Davis said. "They are going to make a run for it like most other teams. They seem like a great coaching staff and I like that a lot about them. They are all very friendly."

While the scholarship offer to CSU was his first, Davis is no stranger to recruiting contacts. He has been in touch with several schools, including some in the Pac-12 and the Mountain West Conference. The military kid said he isn't concerned about distance from home and academics will be a real driver for his decision.

"I am talking to Wyoming a lot and going to Vanderbilt for the J-Day and Spring Game," Davis said. "I talked to one of Oregon's linebacker coaches yesterday. He said they like my film. Those are great schools."

"I am thinking of majoring in Business Administration," he said. "Academics will be important to me in my decision, So will the coaching staff and how everything feels when I go to visit."

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