A great 57th birthday for Mark Richt got even better Saturday evening.
Camron Davis, a four-star running back prospect who says in his Twitter bio he’s “committed to God,” said he’ll play his college football at Miami.
He was the second player Saturday to pledge to the Hurricanes for 2018, when they invited top underclassmen to campus for their first “Junior Day” of the year. His teammate at Carol City High, safety Randy Russell, also hopped on board.
Davis, 5-foot-10 and 191 pounds, is the No. 15 running back in the 247Sports composite ratings and 294th player overall. Rivals is highest on him, ranking him 11th among running backs and 176th overall in the class.
He told Canesport that Miami running backs coach Thomas Brown made him a top priority, selling him on the idea of playing with five-star commit Lorenzo Lingard, who committed earlier this month. Lingard is rated the No. 2 back in the nation.
ESPN, which rates Davis as a three-star but 264th in the class, says he’s “small in stature but explosive” and “runs bigger than his size,” and with added bulk, “has the potential to be a complete running back at the next level.”
He committed to Oregon State as a junior, but backed off last October.
It’s unlikely the Hurricanes will add any more backs in this class, and Canesport was smart to note in its report that it likely means UM doesn’t like its chances of changing the mind of five-star Florida State commit James Cook (Miami Central).