“I Want To Get More Humble:” Daewood Davis Talks SU, Goals and Much More

SU’s first 2017 commit opens up.

Earlier this week 2017 Florida wide receiver Daewood Davis committed to Syracuse. He is the first player in SU’s 2017 recruiting class. Davis spoke with the Fizz this week about why he committed to Syracuse so early, which of his Somerset Academy teammates are also getting looks from the Orange, his personal goals, and much more.

Davis first touched on why he committed to SU despite the fact that he has not yet visited and that the 2017 National Signing Day is a year and a half away.

“The reason I committed to Syracuse early is because I was doing my research on Syracuse and I fell in love with the education [the school provides] and also I fell in love with the fan base Syracuse has.”

Davis initially wanted to commit to Miami, but the Hurricanes did not accept his verbal.

“I tried to commit to Miami, but the coach that gave me an offer from Miami, he gave me an offer, but he didn’t tell coach Al Golden that he gave me an offer so when I tried to do it, it was kind of confusing.”

The wide receiver then shared that two other players from his high school team are being recruited by Syracuse.

“Our defensive and offensive lineman Jason Swann and our slot receiver Eric Pierre [are also receiving attention from SU.]

Davis finished the interview discussing what he wants to improve on before he gets to Syracuse in 2017.

“I’m already humble, but [I want to] get more humble and stay focused… Everywhere I go people tell me how to do things. I’ll still listen to my coach, but if I see something I’ll tell the coach I see this or I see that and then I’ll do it.”

Listen to the complete Davis interview here and remember to follow the Fizz on Twitter @Orangefizz for news on Syracuse football and basketball recruiting.

Posted: Connor Morrissette

3 Comments on this Post

  1. I know it’s way too early to make any comments on Daewood Davis,but I hope he stays true to his word and does commit to Syracuse and becomes a member of the team in 2017. I would also like to see his other team mates “Our defensive and offensive lineman Jason Swann and our slot receiver Eric Pierrecommit to the Cuse in 2017.

  2. orangeinva

    I hear he has room to grow physically….He’s about 6’2″ 175 now and running 4.38 40 as a soph.
    So in 2 years, upon his entrance to the CUSE could he be 6′ 3.5″ and maybe 194 running a 4.33 40?
    A Randy Moss clone? Daewood SOUNDS driven and serious. Does he love football?

  3. ORANGEINVA; I’m not in any way questioning his ability to play the game. I hope he shows us all that he’s a man that keeps his word and commits to us next year. It would be nice if we got a committment from 6’3″ QB Hendon Hooker. I’m not knocking any of the QB’s that we have now on the team. I would like to see one of these guy’s step up to the plate and deliver/guide the Orangemen to winning seasons and a different bowl game on a consistant basis. People are already talking about QB Hendon Hooker as the second coming to Donovan McNabb. I don’t know if that really means much at all. I guess we’ll have to wait to see how things play out over next year during the recruiting period.

    Daewood Davis commit to us early shows me that Coach Shafer and staff are moving the Syracuse program in the right direction. I hope our new AD see’s that also.

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