Myles Davis was the first verbal commit in Syracuse's class...in 2010. Needless to say, it's been a long time coming for Mr. Davis, but he finally made it to SU this semester, and is currently enrolled and getting a jump on his career.
Davis is a physical specimen who has used the last few years to recover from injury and continue to grow. He is one of the freshmen who may be ready to step in and play right away because of this physical maturity.
Stat Me: Before the ACL injury which ended his year at Milford Academy in 2010, he racked up 6.5 tackles for loss in three-plus games at middle linebacker.
Rivals says...he's a three star player.
Scout says...the same thing. Three stars to Mr. Davis.
ESPN says...that Scout and Rivals are right on the money. Three stars.
Who's Crying?: An old Scout article shows Rutgers having offered Davis back in the day. Pitt and West Virginia also showed interest.
Money Quote: "I like the fact (at Syracuse that) you get to run and make plays for yourself. Plus, you get the chance to knock somebody's head off. I love blitzing, running up there and seeing if you can get past them. I love that aspect. They were blitzing guys a lot (in the SU scrimmage). Coach Shafer was telling me that's not even the whole package. They weren't trying to show too much."
I fully support Davis' Shafer-endorsed future beheadings of opponents.
Which SU Coach Gets a Bonus?: Greg Adkins is credited with landing Davis, although Dan Conley and Scott Shafer also played big roles.
Fun Fact: When did the first "Myles Davis committed to SU" story pop up here on TNIAAM? April 20, 2009. I was a freshman, you guys.
Beheadings, You Say?: