This would be 2016 Archer prospect Kyle Davis throwing up 315 pounds on the power clean a few days back. That's an impressive total for anyone. For a high school junior wide receiver the number is pretty rare. I noted over the summer that Davis really passed the eyeball test at this summer's Dawg Night camp. Since then he's both committed to South Carolina and received an offer from Georgia. While the 'Dawgs waited until almost Halloween to offer, they've been dogged in their pursuit ever since.
I don't expect Georgia's efforts to woo Davis to stop now that Brian Schottenheimer is calling the offensive plays. If anything, I could see that effort intensifying. The reason: versatility. Remember when our good friend Murf Baldwin wrote that great piece a few weeks ago about how Schottenheimer likes to move players around, and use different personnel groupings? Kyle Davis is the kind of guy who can make that sort of system work. You could certainly line him up outside at receiver where he plays mostly in high school. But you could also line him up in the slot where his size would be an advantage, especially in the run game. Also, and this is pure speculation on my part, it would be interesting to see what Davis could do in more of a tight end/H back role.
As National Signing Day 2015 approaches, Davis's recruitment is a good reminder that not all players carry the same value for all teams. A Kyle Davis is not as likely to fit what Oregon does offensively, though I'm sure the Ducks could still use him. However, a guy with Davis's build could fill any of several key roles in a pro-style offense. And while he may not end up in Athens, it won't be for lack of trying on the part of Bulldog coaches. Until later . . .