UPDATED: Syracuse Recruiting: Milford Academy RB Charles Davis Not Orange

Update: After Nolan Weidner put Davis' commitment on hold Wednesday, the D.O. confirmed that the RB is in fact not a Syracuse commitment on Thursday:

"I’m no longer a commit of cuse," Davis said in a text message Thursday.

It's beginning to sound a lot like Davis didn't actually have an offer on the table from Syracuse, but no one has said any specifics for sure.

Original: If you were going to create a Syracuse Orange football recruiting story from scratch, you might include some of the following points just on principle.

"Spent a year a Milford Academy..."

"Loves Tyrone Wheatley..."

"Chose Syracuse over Akron..."

Milford Academy running back Charles Davis fit all that criteria and more as he's committing to play football for SU in 2013, according to 247Sports.

The 5-foot-7, 170-pound Davis played his high school football at Avon (Ind.) High. Syracuse offered in early June and Davis has been building a relationship with Orange assistant coach Tyrone Wheatley.

"I like Coach Wheatley," Davis said. "I've been talking to a whole bunch of recruits and the recruits already committed there. I want to get as far away from the Midwest as I can and do better for me. There is no distractions for me out there and I feel that's a good place for me."

Davis has some cojones to attend Syracuse, given the status of his last name and the RB position. But it sounds like he's up for the challenge.He referenced not only The Holy Trinity but also recent SU back James Mungro. The kid knows his Cuse.

He also knows how to find the endzone, running for 2,100 yards and 23 touchdowns while also catching two TD receptions.

Davis hails from Indiana and was reportedly courted by Indiana, Kansas State, Washington State and others but ended up at Milford after his grades weren't up to snuff. Looks like while the rest of them gave up, Wheatley and the Orange zoned in.Though, according to Davis, he chose Syracuse over Clemson, Kentucky, Miss. St. and Missouri.

It also helps that SU has a great relationship with Milford (Ashton Broyld, Myles Davis, Mikhail Marinovich, etc.). Turns out you can thank folks like Ashton and Myles for helping with the recruiting as well.



Via Nation of Orange

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