Indy Standout Davis Commits

Kris Davis' progression earned him a spot at Miami

Kris Davis has seen it all in his four years at Warren Central High School (IN), but the 6'2, 265 pound Defensive Tackle has transformed himself into a standout player and is excited for the future in Oxford. He ended his long football journey by committing to Miami head coach Don Treadwell on November 29th and will wear the Red and White next fall.

Many high school athletes have to deal with change in their careers, but Kris Davis has overcome more adversity than most. Davis' older brother played Division 1 college football and when he joined the powerhouse Warren Central (Indianapolis, IN) team, his future looked the same. As a sophomore, he was named the starting middle linebacker, but a meniscus tear cut his season short. A year later, the nagging knee injury kept him off the field again. In the two years between snaps, Davis made the transition from linebacker to defensive lineman. He worked tirelessly in the weight room to add over forty pounds of muscle while keeping his speed and agility. Davis also transformed himself into one of the top five strongest weightlifters in the history of the Warren Central program.

Before Davis returned for his senior season, his veteran coach John Hart left Warren Central to lead a team in Illinois. Despite the departure, Davis put his hand in the dirt for the first time and anchored the motivated defense that gave up less than 10 points per game on average this fall. His performance earned the academic standout looks and offers from around the country. "I had offers from a few Ivy League schools and Northwestern came to see me," he reported.

During a visit to see Miami (OH) play their season finale last week, the coaching staff decided to pull the trigger and offer Davis to join the 2013 class. He accepted today and shared his thoughts with RedHawk Insider. "I am really excited about my commitment. After seeing the Farmer School of Business and the Engineering program today, my parents and I knew it the right place," Davis said. He will spend his offseason focusing on adding more strength and becoming a more technical pass rusher. Also, when asked if he had a message for RedHawk fans, he said, "I just hope they know that I am excited to work hard and help return the program back to its winning tradition."

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