Elite Florida corner was ‘shocked’ when Clemson offered

Elite Florida corner was ‘shocked’ when Clemson offered


Elite Florida corner was ‘shocked’ when Clemson offered

4-star CB Jaden Davis discusses his newest offer from Clemson

Jaden Davis lists more than 40 scholarship offers as a junior in the class of 2019.

Nonetheless, the four-star cornerback from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas wasn’t any less surprised or excited when Clemson extended his latest offer on Thursday.

“It feels unreal,” Davis told The Clemson Insider shortly after receiving the offer. “I was shocked more than anything. Clemson is a top school every year and that’s a top offer.”

Clemson cornerbacks coach Mike Reed gave the good news to Davis.

 “I talked to coach Reed on the phone today and he offered me then,” Davis said. “He wasn’t really talking about football, just saying Clemson wants me as a good player and a great man. Also that I have to get on campus soon.”

Davis (5-11, 165) said he will “most likely” visit Clemson for its junior day in early March. He recently made unofficial visits to Miami and Syracuse, and is planning right now to take official visits to Ohio State and Oklahoma in the spring.

A week ago, Davis formally narrowed down his recruitment with a listing of his top 10 schools. Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Miami, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Syracuse, Texas and Wisconsin made the cut.

After offering, Clemson has joined that top group according to Davis.

“With Clemson offering, they are now in that Top 10 schools,” he said.

What stands out to Davis when he considers Clemson as a college opportunity?

“It’s a winning tradition and I hate losing, so that stands out the most to me,” he said. “They produce at my position every year, and the program is like a family.”

Davis said he is planning to commit this summer. He is ranked by ESPN as the No. 10 cornerback and No. 126 overall prospect in the 2019 class.



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