Name: Patrick Davis
Position: Offensive line
Hometown: Gatineau, Quebec (Canada)
High School: Champlain Regional
2019 Stats: Davis played in nine games last season. He was part of the FG/PAT blocking unit and also saw time for 68 offensive snaps playing both guard and tackle. Davis had five knockdown blocks last year.
2020 Projections: He should once again be a starter on the punt protection and FG/XP units, and if he doesn’t crack the starting group on offense, he’ll be one of the the top reserves. The versatility Davis offers should provide him an opportunity to see the field more this season.
How’d He Get Here?: Patrick came to summer camps in the US and after shining at both Rutgers and Syracuse camps, the Orange made him an offer. He committed later that summer and started at Syracuse in January 2017.
What’d Recruiting Sites Say?: Three stars from 247. Two stars from Scout. Ranked as the No. 3 recruit from Canada by ESPN. Picked Syracuse over Buffalo, Marshall and the University of North Dakota.
Money Quote: Davis had to travel to a number of summer camps in the US in an attempt to get noticed. As we’ve noted the Orange have made some strong connections across the border and the familiarity with the process can help that continue.
“Most teams don’t really want to recruit Canadian,” Davis said, “because they don’t know how to bring them. All the paperwork, because they’re not used to doing it.”
Tweets Of Wonder: Pat’s still not tweeting again this year which means there’s a teenage Pat Davis who’s disappointed that the handle is going to waste.
What movie would Dino Babers recommend for him?: After last season Dino wants his offensive line to protect Tommy DeVito so he’s going to have Patrick watch “Goon”. This story of minor league hockey player Doug Glatt who gets signed to protect Halifax Highlanders’ star Xavier Laflamme.
Interesting Nugget O’Interest: Gatineau is also the birthplace of NHL Hall-of-Famer Denis Savard.
Let’s Get A Good Look Atcha: Offensive lineman don’t get a lot of attention so we’ll go back to Patrick’s signing day video