Four-star recruit opts for soccer
Every four years during the World Cup people often wonder what the United States National Team would look like with the nation’s top athletes on the field.
Perhaps we’ll find out soon.
At least in one case, one high school junior with major college football offers, wide receiver Drake Davis (Fork Union, Va.), is opting for the latter.
According to Fork Union head coach Brian Hurlocker, Davis is not playing football this year to focus on soccer.
The four-star recruit is ranked as the nation’s No. 10 wide receiver and the No. 3 prospect in the state of Virginia in the 2016 class by 247Sports.com Composite Rankings.
Davis has offers from Alabama, Miami, Maryland, Temple, Florida State, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
“This is a decision he made in the spring and he’s stuck with it,” Hurlocker said.
Hurlocker said he’s fielded calls from all of the schools that have offered and a few more about Davis and his decision to play soccer throughout the summer.
This past week alone, both Georgia and Maryland inquired.
“I don’t push the kid to play,” Hurlocker said. “It’s his decision. He’s a good kid and a good athlete.”
Davis is a Division 1 recruit in soccer as well.
Davis attended Bay St. Louis, Miss./Saint Stanislaus as a freshman.
Last fall he played at Baton Rouge, La./Dunham and transferred to Zachary, La. for a few weeks late in the semester.
The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder enrolled at Fork Union in January and ran track in the spring.
Davis camped at LSU and Florida State for football this summer.
“He was very impressive,” 247Sports.com National Recruiting Analyst Barton Simmons said. “He’s a freak.”
It appears those skills, however, will be showcased on the soccer field rather than the gridiron.