Riverbend K Austin Davis (Twitter Photo)
UVA-Wise nabs a commitment from Austin Davis
by John Harvey, recruitNoVA
Special teams are an important part of any football team and can be the difference between a win or a loss.
Riverbend kicker Austin Davis looks to be a secret weapon at the next level after he verbally committed to play at the University of Virginia at Wise Monday afternoon.
“The feeling that I will be playing in college is a blessing from God and nothing less,” Davis said. “Ever since I was little, I wanted to play college football and that fact that I am is a blessing.”
The Riverbend senior has been a standout kicking specialist in the Fredericksburg area. He had a 69 yard kickoff last season and even converted a 35-yard field goal for the Bears. He was a 4.5 star selection for kicking by Kohl’s kicking and a four star performer as a punter.
Despite his high accolades, Davis went under the radar on the recruiting trail. He admitted that he only had one offer, but did have significant interest from Christopher Newport University, West Virginia Wesleyan and a few others.
The Cavaliers came to Riverbend and Davis met with defensive back and recruiting coordinator Nick Rosser. “We kept in touch all offseason,” Davis said. They were my number one choice.”
Davis has aspirations for life at the next level, both in the classroom and on the field. He would like to study special education and is very interested in teaching young kids.
One of the top kickers in the state, Davis credits Jimmy Howell rom One-on-One kicking and Adam Tanalski from Hammer kicking for preparing him for this upcoming season. Davis has made the only field goal he has attempted for a very good Riverbend team.
He’s excited for the opportunity after high school.
“This will be a whole new level,” he said. “But I know my ability. I’m going to grind hard this offseason to be ready to go.”
– John Harvey