Any college coaches searching for that young point guard from West Tennessee who started grabbing attention a couple years ago for his big scoring tears can find him just a few miles north of the state border in Kentucky.
Rodney Davis moved to Cadiz, Ky., two years ago, and has continued to post impressive numbers for Trigg County High. As a 5-foot-9, 170-pound junior last season, he averaged 18 points, six assists and 2.8 steals a game. He's shown deep shooting range and consistently created solid scoring opportunities for his teammates.
Some major programs have taken notice, including Michigan, Southern Illinois, Stanford, Temple, Tulsa and Vanderbilt, who have all shown interest.
As a freshman at Westview High in Martin, Tenn., Davis created a name for himself right away by scoring 33 points in his first high school game. He was part of a promising young crop of point guards from West Tennessee that included Randy Culpepper and Maurice Miller, who have each emerged as two of the top prospects in Memphis.
Davis is focused on landing some scholarship offers by impressing with the Tennessee Elite Ballerz on the AAU circuit this summer. He is on track to qualify academically, having scored an 18 on his first attempt on the ACT and holding a 3.2 GPA.
Return to Rivals.com in the coming weeks to follow Davis' recruitment.