Robert Davis [5’ 9” 170 lbs | 2013 RB]
10 Yard Dash: 1.63
20 Yard Dash: 2.72
40 Yard Dash: 4.58
Offers: Florida International University
Receiving Letters From: Wisconsin, Kansas, Purdue, Navy, and more
Robert Davis received his first scholarship offer on Monday (12/5/11) from Florida International University. He found out about the offer a different way though. Not from a coach. Not from his parents.
Davis was getting out of his psychology class when he ran into his teammate, Andy Embody.
“Andy asked me if I had checked BCP [Big County Preps] today. I told him no so he said I needed to check it out as soon as possible,” Davis explained. “When I got into my next class I went on the computer and saw that I had been offered by FIU and I just got really happy and excited.”
Davis had no idea he had been offered a scholarship. “I figured it was maybe a highlight film or something about next year,” he said.
Stanford coaches have also been frequenting Carrollwood Day School talking to coaches about the junior runningback.
Davis hopes to enroll in law school and open his own firm after his football career has finished.
“His heart is in Stanford,” Davis’ dad, Derrick Brown said. “He really wants to go to Stanford for law.”
During the offseason Davis is focusing on his grades while getting himself and his teammates back in the weight room.
“Grades come first; it’s about making something of yourself after football,” Davis said.
A Big County Preps Player of the Year finalist, Davis is humble.
“It makes me feel like I did something special this season to be mentioned with those guys like Alvin [Bailey] and Nelson [Agholor].”
Even though he has received praise, the Patriots’ runningback is also constantly faced with criticism. He’s told that he goes to a small school. He’s told that he is too small to play at the next level. He has a distinct way of remembering all the criticism he hears.
“I mentally have a picture of a gun in my head. Everytime people doubt me or tell me I’m too small those just get loaded into the chamber like little bullets. Then when I step on the field on Friday’s I fire those bullets and let people know this athlete is real.”
His 2011 stats prove ‘this athlete is real’: 138 carries, 1832 rushing yards, 183 ypg, 13.3ypc, 25 rushing TDs, 37 solo tackles, 72 total tackles, 2 INTs, 5 PD, 1 CF, 7/329 KOR yards, 182 total points, 30 total TDs.