Talk to anyone that has made it out to Hargrave Military Academy in rural Virginia and the consensus is that Roscoe Davis is one of the most improved players in the class of 2008. His recruitment was sure to intensify had he decided to wait until the spring to sign. West Virginia wanted none of that and locked up the 6-foot-10 big man.
Davis, a Washington D.C. area native, visited the Big East school last weekend and left as a committed man. The Mountaineers have been recruiting the three-star big man since the new staff was hired and their persistence paid off.
"He had a very good visit there and saw that it was the best situation for him," Hargrave coach Kevin Keatts said. "He's watched Bobby Huggins since he was at Cincinnati and saw that his style would be perfect for him at West Virginia. It all worked out."
Davis, a transient student over the last four years, has made strong improvements since transferring to Hargrave, Keatts said. The big man is entering the year on the upswing.
"He's one of those players that is playing with a great deal of confidence and getting back to the top of his game and getting back to what made Roscoe Davis so great," Keatts said. "He can run and jump and making shots. He's been playing like that for a while now. Roscoe is a really skilled player."
Pittsburgh and Kansas State were also considered by Davis, Keatts said. The big man joins New York City guard Darryl "Truck" Bryant in the 2008 recruiting class for West Virginia.