But he's among the most productive.
Following a junior campaign in which he ran for 2,422 yards and 28 touchdowns while averaging more than 10 yards per carry, Davis saw his recruitment soar.
On Monday, he put an end to the proceedings, announcing his commitment to Mississippi State over fellow finalists California, Missouri, Utah, Vanderbilt and others:
“I’m going to Mississippi State, because of all of the great coaches, a great town, great football fans… it’s a great football school,” he said. “They have a really good engineering program, and that’s what I want to major in.”
“I told the staff and they are really excited,” he continued. “They love how I play and it’s a great fit.”
For Davis, a former Duke pledge, it was his trip to Starkville earlier this spring that sealed the deal.
But an added bonus was the on-field boost he expects to get playing in the SEC.
“You’re not getting better unless you are playing people as good or better than you, so playing at Mississippi State in the SEC will be great," Davis said. "Iron sharpens iron. It’s going to prepare me for the NFL.”
Davis plans to graduate in December and early enroll in the hopes of getting ahead of the curve learning the playbook and getting up to speed in the program.
Here’s what 247Sports had to say, in part, in its scouting report on Davis:
“Dynamic in the hole with excellent first-move juice. Slippery in elusiveness and relative strength. Great at running low and shrinking his target. Shows very good downhill burst and explodes off cuts. Does not gear down much at all when redirecting. More of a slasher than size would suggest but also can string a couple moves together at the second level.”
“One of the most fun prospects to watch in this 2023 TXHSFB recruiting class. No denying production and "eye test" re: film. Despite physical stature, certainly has a place in today's game and plays with the type of functional athleticism to foster game plan creativity.”
Junior season highlights