We avoid recruiting stories in the same manner vampires shun the sun. However, Darrell Davis’ verbal commitment to Archie & Co. this past weekend seems to have spurred an abundance of interest. So let’s quickly dip our toes in the viscous recruiting waters.
Another point guard came off the board on Sunday morning.
While on an official visit to Dayton, Douglass Academy (Mich.) point guard Darrell Davis committed to the Flyers, according to ESPN Insider Jeff Goodman. This commitment comes on the same morning as Helen Cox High (La.) guard Dominic Magee picking Memphis over a dozen other offers.
Davis, a 6-foot-3 four-star point guard ranked No. 102 overall in the Class of 2014 according to Rivals, held offers from Iowa State, Michigan State and Providence among others. Having Davis uprooted from Michigan will have a big impact on Sparty, as Tom Izzo is still in the hunt for Tyus Jones of Apple Valley High (Minn.) and Tyler Ulis of Marian Catholic (Ill.) — the two best remaining point guards — though both are being sought after by Kentucky as well.
Archie Miller scores a big commitment, adding another versatile guard to his Atlantic 10 program. Last fall, Miller landed Bronx native Dayshon Smith, a 6-foot-3 lead guard, who could have a major role for Dayton this season as a freshman.
Davis is the first commit in the Flyers’ Class of 2014.
Davis is a top 150 recruit, likely held back a bit due to his slight frame (currently listed at around 150 pounds).
A prescient quote from a Midwestern scout:
Darrell is a long and athletic lead guard who has a ton of wiggle in his game. He has a very quick first step and can get into the lane at will. He will be a mid-major steal for someone.
Can never get enough wiggle. UD seems set in the backcourt for the foreseeable future, with a caliber of guards we aren’t accustomed to. It’s nice to have things.
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