Lake Taylor DB Wayne Davis (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
Former Lake Taylor HS DB Wayne Davis is looking for a new college home
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
After two seasons with the program and after seeing teammate Jalyn Holmes go from a defensive line platoon to a fourth round NFL draft pick, defensive back Wayne Davis has decided to leave Ohio State.
An informal conversation with Wayne in Virginia Beach at a 7v7 tournament didn’t give any indication that he was packing his bags.
On Thursday afternoon, Davis communicated via Twitter that he would be looking for a new college home.
“Last time in the Scarlet and Gray. I want to thank the whole coaching staff of The Ohio State University for giving me the opportunity to attend this university and I want to thank God for giving me the ability to play this game,” said Davis in a tweet. “I have been blessed to play with some great people. I will never forget my brothers and the bond that we built, but I have decided that I will continue my academic and athletic career somewhere else. #GoBucks #LongLiveTheBrotherhood”
— Wayne Davis Jr (@Waynedavis1_) May 10, 2018
The 6-0 195 pound redshirt freshman defensive back posted no statistical record in the 2017 season. There has been a series of departures from the Buckeyes that now leaves them under the maximum scholarship total of 85 for a Division I FBS program.
Davis follows offensive lineman Matthew Burrell who will transfer to Sam Houston State, running back Antonio Williams who is transferring to North Carolina and Buckeye quarterback Joe Burrow who will leave the program as a graduate transfer with two seasons of eligibility remaining.
Wayne Davis could transfer to another Division I FBS program if he sits out the 2018 season. He could play this fall at an FBS school if there’s a rule that he could use to transfer without penalty. Otherwise, it should be expected that Davis will transfer to a Division I FCS school. Fortunately for Davis, there are a lot of good options that are very close to home. The CAA is extremely competitive and James Madison would be an extremely attractive destination.
– Andy Hilton