Head coach Jim McElwain and the Florida Gators are hitting the Southeast hard this month and last week the Gators head coach handed out a new offer to a prospect from Alabama.
Michigan running back commit Kingston Davis (6-1, 225, Prattville, AL High) was the prospect who received that offer from McElwain.
“I was at practice and my coach told me that Florida was on the phone so he handed me on the phone,” Davis said. “When I answered the phone the coach from Florida told me that he liked my running style and that I fit the style of running of a running back at Florida. He said that I had a scholarship to Florida.”
Davis has picked up several big offers as of late from LSU, Florida and others but the Gators offer caught him off guard because he wasn’t expecting it.
“It’s a great offer for me,” Davis said. “Florida is a great school and I remember watching the school when I was a little kid. I’m very interested in looking more into Florida and I hope to visit them this summer. I also hope to take an official to them too.”
After picking up the offer from the Florida Gators last week two of the Gators coaches have reached out to Davis with a message.
“I talked to coach Drew Hughes and to the running backs coach [Tim Skipper],” Davis said. “There main message to me is that they want me and that I need to stay in the SEC and compete against the best players in the country.”
Last most prospects that commit early in their recruitment cycle Davis is keeping things open too all schools despite his commitment to the Wolverines.
“I’m solid to Michigan right now but I plan to take some more visits,” Davis said. “I’m committed until someone changes my mind and I plan to still take some visits this spring and summer and continue my recruiting process.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Davis is committed to Michigan but that commitment is very shaky at the moment. Florida and other SEC schools are still in the mix and Alabama is another school that could jump into the mix soon.