Kevin Davidson – who’s been waiting awhile for his first set of football scholarship offers – can now sum up his recruiting process in six words:
“Everything has actually been coming together.”
The Class of 2016 prospect from McClymonds High School in Oakland has been throwing the football in front of different college football coaches during the spring and has seen his mailbox get flooded with letters from Cal, Stanford, Washington and Georgia – but he didn’t land any offers from those programs.
His recruiting period changed, though, with two pledges coming from the University of San Diego on May 21 and Sacramento State on May 28.
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Davidson, who has played varsity football since his sophomore year, said the USD coaches made a solid impression on him.
“I had a great conversation with the coaches. They told me that I was a great kid,” Davidson said. “They actually never watched me throw (in person), but they showed up to my school, liked my film and offered.”
He had a short workout session in front of the Hornet coaches, which led to a quick scholarship.
“After a couple of throws, they told me ‘We’ve seen enough, here’s your offer,’” Davidson said.
Davidson emerged as a NCAA Division I prospect in his sophomore year when he played at San Ramon Valley High in Danville.
He threw his name into the recruiting ringer early. He became the quarterback for Kenion Training DI Elite during the 7on7 season and led his club squad to back-to-back appearances at the Passing Down Best of the West regional in 2014 and ’15. He then took home the hardware for Most Valuable Player among quarterbacks at the Elite 11 regional on May 17 in San Leandro.
While he can finally say he’s been offered a scholarship, Davidson said he’s not ready to decide which college he’ll attend.
“It just depends on where the right fit is,” Davidson said. “I have no timetable, but it might be sometime in the middle of my senior year and National Signing Day.”