DeMatha OT Terez Davis reworks official visit schedule following visits to Maryland

After making his way to Maryland two times in two days, DeMatha (MD) offensive tackle Terez Davis has the hometown Terps high on his list and is set to return to campus for an official visit.

Davis, a 6-foot-7 tackle out of Hyattsville, is set to officially visit Georgia Tech next weekend with the Yellow Jackets in hot pursuit. Davis will then officially visit Syracuse the weekend of June 16, but instead of his intended official visit to Virginia Tech, he tells IBG he’ll make his way back to College Park instead.

“I’ve scratched that. I’m coming up the 23rd weekend,” Davis told IBG. “I went to Maryland and kind of fell in love with it.” Davis could rework a new date to check out the Hokies, but with visits around the corner, top schools have emerged in his recruitment.

“I have like three top ones right now. Maryland is definitely up there.”

Davis made his way to campus for an unofficial visit on Friday where he got extended one-on-one time with head coach Mike Locksley, which left a clear impression. “It was mostly sitting down with the coaches. I got a chance to talk to coach [Mike] Locksley for a while and just see who he is as a coach and how he is coaching-wise.” Davis then returned to campus on Saturday with DeMatha having a presence at both the Big Man camp and 7-on-7, but Davis got a chance to reconnect with the offensive staff.

“I met all the coaches. I was talking to all the coaches for a while. Coach [Brian] Braswell, coach [Josh] Gattis. Today I was working out a little bit with coach Gattis, coach Braswell and coach [Kevin] Sumlin a little bit just like on the side doing some stuff. They taught me some stuff that I can take with me throughout my college career no matter what so it was exciting getting some D1 knowledge, what they do and how they get better. Some stuff I can take with me going into my season.”

Davis explains why Maryland left a strong impression over the last 48 hours.

“I feel like meeting coach Locksley, head coaching-wise, one of the best head coaches I’ve ever met. Him and [Syracuse head coach] Dino Babers. It’s something about him. I think it’s his personality but he’s very genuine. There are also not a lot of black head coaches in college football, so that’s part of it. That’s a great accomplishment, but just his genuineness, his love for the players, how he communicates, he’s just a really good head coach.”

With a commitment expected before his senior year, Davis explains how he’ll separate his top contenders during his officials.

“I know every coach wants me but I ask them what do I bring to the team if I commit? Really, why me, what I would bring to the program? For me, it’s all about relationships. I don’t care about facilities, who has the best equipment. It’s about who is genuine and who I have the best relationship with.”

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