Davis wide open but has timeline in mind
Saginaw (Mich.) Arthur Hills guard Eric Davis showed this weekend at the Nike EYBL in Hampton, Va., why he's such a highly regarded prospect. His team, The Family, needed to have a big weekend if it wanted to get back in the picture to qualify for the Peach Jam in July, and it did just that going 3-1, due in large part to the 19 points per game they received from Davis.
Prospects capable of scoring like Davis will always have plenty of options to choose from when it comes time to make a decision on where to play college basketball. The four-star prospect currently has no shortage of offers from which to choose.
"I've been talking to everybody," Davis said. "Kentucky, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Oregon, N.C. State, Iowa, Iowa State, Auburn, UCLA, UNLV, Baylor, Kansas, Florida and some others have been calling. I think they all offered except Kentucky and LSU."
Davis made two important recruiting visits in the past few months.
"I took an unofficial visit during this past basketball season to N.C. State, and I just recently took an unofficial visit to Michigan."
The long trip to Raleigh was a highly productive one for Davis.
"It was a great visit. It was a great opportunity to talk to their staff. They have a great coaching staff. They take care of their players down there."
Michigan has had a lot of success on the basketball court the past few years and that's certainly not lost on Davis.
"Michigan is hot right now. They are getting a lot of recruits. John Beilein is doing a great job with that system over there. He's really built it into a powerhouse program. Their success with guards recently helps them."
Michigan State will always be a factor with the top players from Michigan, and it's no different with Davis. He speaks highly of the Spartans and their leader Tom Izzo.
"Tom Izzo is a great coach. Like Michigan, it's a powerhouse program. It's a great school."
Despite taking visits recently, it doesn't appear that Davis is too far along in the recruiting process.
"I haven't been thinking too much about the schools lately or narrowing things down. I just want to enjoy the process. I'll probably narrow my list down during July, take my official visits during August and September, and make a decision going into October."
Whatever school eventually receives Davis' verbal commitment later this year will have to fit some strict criteria that Davis is looking for when making one of the biggest decisions of his life.
"Academically, a great business program is something I'm looking for. My relationship with the coach is important too because a point guard is the coach on the floor, so we have to be on the same page. I want a campus where I feel like I'm at home and I'm happy. Lastly, I want to play in an open, fast-break type offense where they shoot a lot of 3-pointers."
Dan McDonald is a contributing national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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