Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Elite 2020 CB Fred Davis II Interested In Notre Dame

January 30, 2019

2020 Trinity Christian (Fla.) cornerback Fred Davis II might have one of the more impressive offer lists you will ever see, but Notre Dame didn’t join the race until recently. The four-star prospect was fine with the Irish taking their time but admitted he was getting a little impatient.

“It’s a blessing because Notre Dame doesn’t offer everyone,” the 6-foot-1, 174-pounder told Irish Sports Daily. “It was a process to get the offer. They started talking to me in September when they could start texting me. They hit me up and we’ve been building a relationship since then. I just stayed patient to get the offer.

“When you’re waiting for something, it’s like ‘I have to have it.’ It was very exciting and it paid off.” 

Davis wanted the offer from Notre Dame for many reasons as he is aware of what the program can do for him on and off the field. 

“To get an offer from Notre Dame is big,” stated Davis. “They are a school with tradition and they have a winning atmosphere. Notre Dame has a lot of connections with education and business.” 

Notre Dame’s run to the College Football Playoff didn’t go un-noticed by Davis as he was watching the Irish this fall. Despite the outcome in the Cotton Bowl, Davis took notice of the Irish changing the program. 

“They have always been a winning program, but they kicked it up a notch,” explained Davis. “It was fun watching them and I kept up with their games. They are just changing it around.” 

As a cornerback, Davis also is well-aware of consensus All-American Julian Love’s success.

“He is a dog,” Davis said. “He made a ton of plays. Some of the defensive scheme fits me. When I get up there, we’re going to see how everything goes.” 

Clemson was the latest program to host the Jacksonville native as Davis was there over the weekend. 

“It’s a pretty awesome place,” stated Davis. “It’s a cool family atmosphere. It was a relaxing trip. There is something about it you can’t really explain.”

Davis admitted a ton of schools are recruiting hard right now, but he’s planning to get up to Notre Dame this summer for a visit.

“Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and I’m missing a few, but those schools are recruiting me the hardest,” said Davis. “I’m just looking for the best opportunity for me. I’m looking at the academics, depth chart and the relationship with the staff.” 

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