by Jeff Barlis
UPDATE No. 3: Noor Davis picks Stanford. Click here to read the story.
UPDATE No. 2: Noor Davis has decided to make his announcement Friday at his high school at 1:30 p.m. Stay tuned!
UPDATE: Davis announced his top five teams Tuesday night. They are Florida, Notre Dame, Southern Cal, Stanford and Alabama.
And check out his highlight video below. It really highlights his impressive athleticism and closing speed.
Original blog (3:48 p.m.)
Interesting news from The Villages, Fla., Charter School’s Noor Davis, who said on Facebook Tuesday morning that he would be announcing his top five schools tonight. Then he went ahead and decided that he’ll announce his verbal commitment on Friday. Davis, who is rated the No. 1 outside linebacker in the country by Rivals and 247Sports, would be a huge get for the Gators.
Davis has dozens of offers but has so far only named Florida and Notre Dame as schools in his top five. Florida rolled out the red carpet when Davis visited for the Orange & Blue Debut in early April, arranging for him to meet school president Bernie Machen, Athletic Director Jeremy Foley and UF coaches in addition to taking a tour of the College of Journalism.
But he also raved about his visit to South Bend, Ind. What’s interesting about the timing here is that Davis had talked about taking a trip to the west coast to visit Southern Cal, UCLA and Stanford, presumably to fill out his top five. Most of his family is also in southern California.
Perhaps Davis has already made up his mind on either the Gators or Irish. Stay tuned to my Twitter page on Friday.