Florida sent a pair of coaches to St. Petersburg on Wednesday night to meet with four-star wide receiver Ryan Davis.
The Rivals100 member received an in-home visit from UF offensive coordiantor Doug Nussmeier and defensive backs coach Kirk Callahan, who recruits the Tampa area for the Gators.
“It went well,” Davis said of the visit. “First time meeting coach Nussmeier, so it was real nice. He told me all about his plan.”
UF coach Jim McElwain visited Davis last month and told him how he would be a crowd favorite at Florida. On Wednesday night, Nussmeier talked to Davis about their offense and how he’ll stand out in it.
“He’s got a great track record,” Davis said of Nussmeier. “He’s had some big-time playmakers, (Alabama’s) Amari Cooper and Christion Jones. Those are just the recent guys I know off the top of my head.
“But he knows how to get guys in space and give them the right amount of touches. He likes my size and my quarterback mind because that’s what I played in high school. He thinks I can make something happen at all the receiver positions.”
Callahan recruited Davis while he was at UCF last year, and the connection they’ve built could benefit the Gators.
“We have a funny relationship,” Davis said. “He’s real goofy, we’re almost like brothers. It helps Florida, even though he coaches the other side of the ball. We’ve always been cool.”
The 5-foot-10, 167-pounder will announce his decision on signing day. Davis has three official visits left after visiting Auburn last weekend and Maryland in September.
His tentative plan is to go to Alabama this weekend, then figure out if he’ll take one or both of his remaining officials with a midweek visit being a possibility. He’s considering trips to Florida, Michigan, Miami and UCLA.
“There’s a chance I do,” Davis said when asked if he needs to visit UF again. “I probably need to. If I do, I don’t know when it will be. But as of now, I’m going to Alabama this weekend.”
— Ryan Davis (@thaRD5) January 22, 2015
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