Kenny Davis a 6-foot-3, 190-pound quarterback from Adair High in Oklahoma has yet to pull in his first scholarship offer, but he is receiving the type of interest that would lead you to believe he may only be a camp appearance away.
“Kansas State has been the top school that is coming in as far as interest goes and talking with us,” Davis began as he explained some of the schools that are currently recruiting him. “There have just been a lot of schools that are coming in.”
“Tennessee and Alabama have been in coming in. You definitely want to have the bigger type of schools coming in because that shows some of the other schools that you are a good player.”
Adair Head Coach Aaron Meier discussed some of Davis’ strengths on and off the field.
“His biggest strength is his feet,” Coach Meier informed. “He has a calmness about him that is scary. He has a couple of things about him that is just not coachable. Obviously, you can coach someone to get better with their feet, but Kenny is calm all the time. You just can not rattle him.”
He is a coachable kid who responds well. If you had to get on to him, he responds well to it. His grandpa was a coach, so he understands that. Other than that it is his demeanor on the field that sets him apart.”
“My arm strength is a big thing,” Davis added. “We play out of the spread, so I see the field really well I think.”
“It is going to help me al lot to play out of this type of offense, because that is what everyone is doing in college now.”
When you play in a small community like Adair it is easy to become a sort of legend and that is certainly the case with Davis, as many of the people in the small northern Oklahoma town.
There were only 18 players who came out for football two season’s ago during Coach Meier’s first year at the school, but now there are over 50 expected to suit up in the fall, so it is certainly a program on the rise.
Coach Meier attributes a lot of that success to how much the people of Adair buy in to the football program on all the different levels, but admitted his star player has a lot to do with the excitement that now envelopes the community.
“People have gotten excited about the football here,” Coach Meier said. “I am not so sure how excited we were when we first got here. They had not been winning a lot, and everyone knows winning helps in that area.”
“The things that are happening right now. Whether it is talking to you guys or Kenny being recruited. All of that stuff is starting to make it (football) important. When we have a game, it is hard to get a seat. There is no doubt that he is a big part of that, but it is not just him. There are a lot of people making a difference.”
Davis is also receiving heavy interest from North Carolina, SMU, Texas A&M, Wyoming, Wake Forest, Miami (FL), Tulsa and Kansas.