menu-toggle Created with Sketch.
Live

3-Star RB Malik Davis Commits To Florida Gators

Embed
<iframe src="https://campusinsiders.com/videos/tqcTd5NjE6iRdML5KO2hSgbN3Fl5b7ST/?video-embed=1" width="640" height="360" style="border:0"></iframe>

Three-star running back Malik Davis committed to the Florida Gators Wednesday morning. 


Jim McElwain’s staff sure does have impeccable timing.

Hours after the Gators lost a commitment from 3-star running back Adarius Lemons, they replaced him with another halfback in the 2017 recruiting class. To be more precise, they replaced him with the No. 15 running back in the state of Florida and the No. 88 running back in the nation.

Malik Davis committed to Florida Wednesday morning, keeping the Gators’ class at No. 12 in the recruiting team rankings with 16 total commits.

The Tampa, Florida native released a statement regarding his decision.

“First, I would like to thank God because none of this would be possible without him. Also, I would like to thank him for putting me in this position to go on and play the game I love so much. Plus, thank [you to] my parents, who’ve been my biggest supporters throughout this whole process. I would like to thank all of my coaches who helped me better y game throughout the years. I truly appreciate all the love and support you guys have shown me through this whole process. With that being said, I would like to announce the school I will be furthering my education at. After much prayer and [thought], I will be committing to the University of Florida.”

In comparison to Lemons, Davis is of another breed. The former is a violent runner with an absurd ability to accelerate and distance himself from defenders. However, Lemons does have a hard time keeping his footing while trying to break tackles.

As far as Davis is concerned, there are a lot of reasons to be excited about his game. He’s not a top-end speed kind of guy, but he shows great patience and allows his blocks to develop before he makes his move. Davis’ vision is what really separates him from other tailbacks. He sees holes open before there’s a lane to run through. He also keeps his balance with a low center of gravity. Davis absorbs hits and breaks through tackles with ease. He just doesn’t have the speed or acceleration that Lemons possesses.

Note: Scout rankings, ratings and photos used in this article.

MORE: 4-Star CB Shaun Wade Announces Next Official Visit

Related Posts

Hoops Highlights

  • Video
  • February 26, 2017
  • Campus Insiders

Middle Tennessee Clinches C-USA Title Outright

Middle Tennessee survived UAB to clinch the Conference USA regular season championship outright with a game-winning jump shot from JaCorey Williams with 4.4 seconds remaining. It’s the Blue Raiders’ first C-USA regular season title.

Live Events

All times are Eastern Time Zone.

Live Schedule

All times are Eastern Time Zone.
Clear Filters
Monday, February 27, 2017
TimeET Title Category Network
12:00 pm Mountain West Network
2:30 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
2:45 pm Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
3:00 pm Ice Hockey (M) Mountain West Network
4:00 pm Baseball TheW.TV
9:00 pm Baseball TheW.TV
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
TimeET Title Category Network
5:00 pm Baseball TheW.TV
7:00 pm Lacrosse (M) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
7:30 pm Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
9:00 pm Baseball TheW.TV
9:00 pm
UNLV at Utah State
Basketball (W)
Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
9:00 pm Baseball Mountain West Network
9:30 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
10:00 pm Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
TimeET Title Category Network
12:15 am Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
12:15 am Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
3:00 pm Lacrosse (W) Patriot League Network
4:00 pm Baseball TheW.TV
5:00 pm Baseball Mountain West Network
7:00 pm Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm
Colgate at Lehigh
Basketball (W)
Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm
American at Navy
Basketball (W)
Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
7:05 pm Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
9:00 pm Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
Thursday, March 2, 2017
TimeET Title Category Network
12:15 am Mountain West Network
12:15 am Mountain West Network
3:00 pm Basketball (W) TheW.TV
5:00 pm Basketball (W) TheW.TV
6:30 pm Softball Mountain West Network
7:00 pm Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
9:00 pm Basketball (W) TheW.TV
9:00 pm Softball Mountain West Network
9:00 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
11:00 pm Basketball (W) TheW.TV
Friday, March 3, 2017
TimeET Title Category Network
1:30 pm Softball Mountain West Network
3:00 pm Basketball (W) TheW.TV
3:30 pm Softball Mountain West Network
4:00 pm Baseball Mountain West Network
4:00 pm Tennis (W) Mountain West Network
5:00 pm Basketball (W) TheW.TV
5:00 pm Baseball TheW.TV
5:30 pm Softball Mountain West Network
6:30 pm Softball TheW.TV
8:45 pm Softball TheW.TV
9:00 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
9:00 pm Baseball TheW.TV
9:00 pm Basketball (M) TheW.TV
9:00 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
9:00 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
9:30 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
10:00 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network

Popular Posts

  • College Basketball
  • February 20, 2017
  • Jeff Bartl

Livin’ B1G: Pursuit Of The Double Bye

Earning a double bye in the Big Ten tournament likely would lock up an NCAA Tournament berth for a bubble team. We examine which squads need it most and delve into the weekend action in this edition of Livin' B1G.

  • College Football
  • February 16, 2017
  • Robert Judin

Hey Judes: LSU Getting Back On Track With 2018 Recruiting Class

This week's edition of Hey Judes analyzes some hidden gems in the 2018 recruiting class, as they've fallen victim to the three-star curse. Plus, LSU appears to be getting back on track after a brief stumble.