Local lineman sets official visit to Maryland

DeMatha (MD) three-star athlete Terez Davis was plenty familiar with Maryland long before the Terps offered, but with the staff in pursuit through the fall, the 6-foot-7 target made his way to campus last week where he got to see both new and familiar faces.

“Went smooth, talked to the new offensive coordinator [Josh Gattis], talked to the offensive line coach,” Davis told IBG. “[Maryland] sits very high, I love the staff and the staff loves me.” Though Terez, the son of former NBA star Ricky Davis, didn’t get a chance to see head coach Mike Locksley on the trip, he got a chance to talk with defensive coordinator Brian Williams as well where the two spent one-on-one time. “Keep home talent home, why go somewhere else when you can stay home, and have family and friends watching you and overall it’s a good environment keeping guys home,” Davis said of the pitch. “It was great, Weight room was really nice, definitely at the top of places I’ve visited.”

But Davis had a bit of a shakeup in his recruitment when Elijah Brooks, his primary recruiter, left for Virginia Tech as the Hokies announced the move on Monday afternoon. That hasn’t changed Davis’ outlook on the local program though and he’ll return in June for an official visit beginning June 23.

With offers from Boston College, Syracuse, Duke, Penn State, USF and JMU, Davis says that Syracuse, Cincinnati, Boston College and USF have remained most consistent and he’s looking to visit Syracuse, Boston College, USF, James Madison and Duke this spring. Alabama is the latest school to offer with the majority of schools eyeing him as an offensive tackle. “Maryland has the most [positional] flexibility,” Davis added.

In preparation for his senior year, Davis will likely shift back to the offensive line though the DeMatha staff is leaving the door open to playing both ways, along with potential tight end packages again. The athleticism that the 6-foot-6 plays with is hard to ignore, but with the potential to make a career as a tackle, Davis is getting acclimated with his role.

Davis is not yet rated by On3.

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