Davin Meggett, a 5-foot-8, 205 pound running back from Clinton, Md., has scholarship offers from James Madison and Howard and is also receiving interest from Delaware, Maryland, Penn State and Maryland.
Meggett, who is the son of former NFL star running back David Meggett, rushed for 1126 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2006. He recently attended camps at James Madison and Maryland.
“I received the scholarship offer from James Madison right after camp was over,” he said. “Maryland said they were going to have a meeting and they would get back to me regarding an offer.
“It would be absolutely beautiful if Maryland comes through. College Park is a strong 25 minutes from my home, they have my major and a lot of my family has gone there. Also, my dad’s former high school coach, (Dave Sollazzo), is now a recruiting coordinator with the Terrapins. I would love playing for coach Sollazzo. My father enjoyed playing for him and it would be a great experience.”
Despite rushing for over a thousand yards and garnering honorable mention all-state honors in 2006, the skeptics continue to say that Maggett is too small for Division I-A college football.
“I hear that all the time, that I am to short or this or that,” Maggett said. “People don’t realize that I can see everything. They may disagree with me, but I really can see everything. I can see the linebackers’ hips, I can get through creases and the holes easier, and my height makes it difficult for the defensive line to see me when I get the ball.
“My strengths right now are my vision and my second step. Once I get through the hole, my second step allows me to get to that third level and blow by the linebackers and defensive backs.”
Planning on majoring in education, Meggett says he’s a social person and is looking to attend a school with a large student population. “I want to go to a school with thousands of kids,” he said. “You can meet a variety of different people at large schools. The more people that are there, the more people you get to know. The more people you meet the more diversified you will be.”