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Changing of the Cornerback: Davante Davis Decommits, But Andrew Spence Commits

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Two days ago Davante Davis officially decommitted from Syracuse’s 2015 recruiting class.

The Florida high schooler posted this message on Twitter confirming his decommitment: “I will be opening everything back up far as this recruiting process. I’ve had a nice talk with Coach McDonald [and] also have had a talk with my family and decided to decommit from Syracuse. It’s nothing but love for them but I want to enjoy the whole recruiting process and give everyone a fair chance.”

The Fizz reported last week that the 3-star recruit has been receiving offers from many Division I powerhouses since his May 6 commitment. Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, and Wisconsin are just some of the schools to recently offer Davis. At the time of his commitment Davis’s only other offers were from Virginia, Florida Atlantic, Florida International and Cincinnati. A major reason why teams are just beginning to offer scholarships to Davis is because he missed a lot of his junior season after suffering a shoulder injury that required surgery. His shoulder kept him out for most of the year, which hurt his recruiting stock.

Davis was the top player in Syracuse’s 2015 class, and losing him definitely hurts. But there’s good news: yesterday’s commit cornerback Andrew Spence has similar size to Davis. Davis is currently viewed as the better recruit (Rivals gives Spence just a 2-star rating), but replacing Davis’s length in such a quick manner was vital for the Syracuse coaches. Almost immediately, the Orange added a new lanky cornerback that will excite fans.

Davis’s loss is a step in the wrong direction for the program, but it was always going to be tough to hold onto him when the big boys began to offer. Fortunately, Orange coaches have drawn interest from other big defensive backs and will recover from the decommitment.

Syracuse’s class of 2015 is currently ranked 39th overall, according to 247Sports. There are no 5- or 4-star commits for the Orange.

Posted by: Connor Morrissette

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