Ethan Davies commits to UVA (Twitter Photo)
Ethan Davies Commits to Virginia
by Marc Goldstein, recruitNoVA
West Springfield High School senior athlete Ethan Davies has announced his commitment to the University of Virginia. Ethan said about the commitment, “It is incredibly exciting for me. Not only did I sign on to play for the university, but I relieved the stress that comes with not knowing where I am playing in the upcoming seasons.” Ethan had offers to play for other schools such as Virginia Tech, Old Dominion, and garnering interest from other schools.
Ethan has been playing the game of football since he was a mere seven years old, and has been trying to achieve this goal since he started. “I’ve just been grinding ever since I started playing. I have always tried my hardest to reach this point, and I’m very glad that I got there,” Ethan explains. Ethan thinks his strengths are the attributes that lie within as well as the obvious physical ones, saying, “I think I have a hard-working mentality, and that is something that sets me apart from the competition. I also have a distinguished motivation to be the best person possible. This is both on and off the field.” Ethan draws motivation from his family, stemming from the belief that family is everything, and that there is nothing more important than his family. He calls them his support system, and that they help him with every decision he makes.
— Ethan Davies (@edavies26) December 22, 2020
The University of Virginia, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, has quietly formed a very strong program in recent years. Under Coach Bronco Mendenhall, they have closed the gap between themselves and archrival Virginia Tech. Ethan admires the work that Coach Mendenhall has made, “I loved the culture there, and the program that has been built over the past seasons. I felt like it was the right fit for me as both a player and a person, which led me to commit,” Ethan details.
At UVA, Ethan has set a few goals for himself, both on and off the football field. “I want to get my degree there and improve as a person while in college. Additionally, I want to become a better player and a better teammate in the next four years,” Ethan explains. He wants everyone to know one thing about him and his decision: he is ready. He is ready for the challenge of playing against highly regarded recruits in the ACC. He is ready to take on the workload of going to school at one of the most prestigious universities in the state of Virginia. He is ready for whatever challenges are in his way.
For the next four years at UVA, Ethan wants to work tirelessly at his craft. That craft stretches from both his on-field play and his studies. Even if his life on the field does not go as planned, Ethan will be sure to keep his head up and to keep a good attitude through it all. While many people might fray at the challenge ahead of him, Ethan is facing it head-on and hoping that he can hit it big along the way. As he says himself, he is ready.
– Marc Goldstein