Very few players traveled as much and went to as many events in pursuit of an offer than Charles Davis.
"I went to probably about ten or eleven and then I have one this weekend at Kansas State," he said. "I had to drive to most of them. If it was within seven hours, I made it."
"Fast" Davis, as he is nicknamed has been active on the social networking sites as well, making it very well known that he was working towards a first offer. It took through the entire month of June and almost all of July, but he finally got it, as Mississippi offered him following their camp last week.
"When I was at camp, Coach Markuson told me he liked me a lot and the running back coach said he would have some good news for me. From there, I knew I had it. I called and they confirmed that I have a verbal offer and they like my skill set and I can catch the ball out of the backfield and play slot receiver."
The offer was significant, not just because it was the first, but because of who the school was.
"Well, first off it's the SEC, so it's big time football, so me getting an offer there, I feel like I can play anywhere now."
Davis says he also liked Oxford.
"I like the campus a lot. There's like a 22 mile stretch before you get to campus and Oxford. It's just a big road. I looked and I didn't see any high schools or anything. I really realized that everything was just college there. When they have games, they're sold out and they have a lot of fans. They have a really nice campus. I talked to some players and they were nice."
Davis is not going to commit this summer, but it may not be too much longer for a decision.
"I'll try to wait my first three games, because I have some schools that are trying to offer me after the first few games, so I'm going to wait and see if they offer."
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