Posted: 2:59 pm Monday, October 17th, 2011
By Matt Porter
American Heritage senior Blake Davis missed all of last season with a knee injury that eventually led him to seek the skilled hand of Dr. James Andrews, the famous surgeon who has operated on some of the biggest names in sports.
Davis (6-5, 225, No. 32 on the Big Board) was operated on on Aug. 30, 2010 and regained full use of his knee in May. The next important date in Davis’ comeback was Monday, when committed to Central Florida.
“I chose UCF because my last two trips up there were great,” Davis wrote in a text message. “I love the campus. It’s close to home for my family in Boca and in Jacksonville. The facilities are great. And also [tight ends and special teams] coach [Tim] Salem and [head] coach [George] O’Leary were honest and direct through the whole recruiting process and I just really fell in love with the school.”
The Knights recruited Davis to play tight end. At American Heritage, Davis is a starting defensive end, lines up at tight end and is the Stallions’ long snapper. Through Oct. 7, Davis had racked up the following defensive stats (according to his recruiting website):
• 28.5 Tackles
• 6 Sacks
• 1 Safety
• 7 QB Hurries
• 6 Passes Defended
• 1 4th& One Stop
• 1 Fumble Recovery
• 3 Pancake Blocks
• 1 Blocked PAT
He also had interested from Maryland, Texas Christian, North Carolina State, Vanderbilt and Minnesota.