Jacksonville prospect runs a 4.38 forty at camp

Last Tuesday the Gators hosted two elite athletes from the Jacksonville area with one of those being Florida receiver commit Tristan Payton.

The other prospect who rode with Payton to Gainesville was athlete Javarius Davis (5-10, 173, Jacksonville, FL Ed White) who compared Tuesday’s visit to Florida’s junior day.

“My visit went great, I feel like I did good out there camp,” Davis said. “I got to see everything and meet everyone and I was more impressed this time than I was when I had went up there for a junior day in February.”

Davis tweeted that he ran a 4.38 forty dash and he got to work out at a number of different positions during Will Muschamp’s camp.

“I ran the forty a few times and I did pretty good,” Davis said. “I also worked out at running back and receiver and near the end they started working out me out as a return specialist. They were just telling me a few things to help me out but it went great.”

This was also Davis’ first time to meet new receiver coach Chris Leak and he was able to see Leak in action for the first time.

“I got to work with him a little bit when I was working out at receiver,” Davis said. “He’s a great teacher of the position and his coaching style is real laid back. I can tell that his personality is one that we will relate too.”

After camp was over Davis made the trek up to the football offices where he had the chance to sit down with Will Muschamp and talk.

“He took me in the office and we talked a little bit,” Davis said. “They want me to be a Gator and he said that I have a spot on their team. Coach Muschamp said that he wants me and my momma to come up there again and visit.”

Florida has yet to offer Davis but Muschamp told the Jacksonville speedster what he needed to do in order to gain a Gator offer.

“He said that he needs me to send my ACT and my transcript in after I finish up my online classes,” Davis said. “I’m definitely considering them now because Coach Roper said that he will use me like Florida used Percy Harvin when he was at Florida.”

Despite not having the offer from Florida Davis still has the Gators in his lead group as he hits the stretch run of his recruitment.

“Right now I have a top 10 list,” Davis said. “Florida, Ohio State, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Lousiville, USC, Tennessee  and South Carolina. I would like to make my decision in August if I can.”

INSIDER TAKE: Davis pulled the trigger and committed to North Carolina on Saturday night but the Gators are still in the mix if they offer rather soon. Right now I think Florida would like to see how some of its other targets at receiver play out before they offer. Davis, however, is a good athlete and underrated because he doesn’t do a whole lot of camps.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.