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Miami Hurricanes 2018 Recruit Notebook: RB Cam’Ron Davis

He’s a runner. He’s a receiver. He’s a playmaker. And now, he’s a Cane.

RB Cam’Ron Davis is a threat both running and receiving.
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In this installment of the Recruit Notebook, we meet a talented and tough player who can make plays in a multitude of ways: RB Cam’Ron Davis.

Bio

Miami is a team that has a strong history of RBs, and has had several great ones recently. But, after missing on a 2nd RB in each of the last 3 classes, the Canes needed to add depth and talent at the RB position in the 2018 recruiting class.

In the pursuit of talented skill players, Miami started their recruiting as they always should: by starting close to home. To do that, they contacted local star Cam’Ron Davis, a standout at Miami (FL) Carol City HS to build a relationship. Miami has had strong success recruiting players from Carol City over the past 30+ years, so connecting with a player of Davis’ caliber made total sense.

A key to Carol City’s 2016 6A State Championship team, Davis quickly because a key target for Miami as RB2 in this class. But, don’t make the mistake of thinking he’s a low-level player; Davis could play anywhere in America. But, paired with 5-star Lorenzo Lingard, Miami has an elite pair of RBs in the 2018 recruiting class.

Davis participated in Nike’s The Opening, and did so with a ton of Miami commits on team Savage Pro. That camp showed his elite skill and speed, and was a glimpse at what kind of player Davis can be in the future.

Recruiting Ranking

On the 247sports composite, Davis is a 4-star prospect, the #8 RB in this class, #28 in the State of Florida, and #163 recruit overall. That’s good enough to be RB1 in many recruiting classes. That’s pretty good, if you ask me.

Davis committed to Miami over Georgia, North Carolina, and Oregon from a list of 21 other scholarship offers from around the country.

Davis as a Player

At 5’9” 190lbs, Davis is well built for a running back. He is a tough inside runner, and very adept at hitting the edge on outside runs, too. Davis has good, but not great, speed, but if he gets a crease he can take plays a long way.

Carol City isn’t a team known for their passing game, but Davis has the ability to be a very nice receiver out of the backfield. He has good hands, and putting him in space where his elusiveness can be highlighted is a very good thing.

In his HS career, Davis ran for more than 2,000 yards and 25 TDs, to go along with more than 200 yards and 2 TDs receiving. Davis split time at RB with a couple other players, and Carol City isn’t a dynamic passing offense, but that didn’t stop him from impacting every game he played.

Strengths

  • quickness/change of direction
  • toughness
  • acceleration
  • pass catching

Weaknesses

  • pass protection
  • average speed
  • runs a bit upright

2018 outlook

Davis is an interesting player because of his toughness and varied skillset. He brings a lot of things to the table, and will be a good player at Miami in time. He can be a nice change-of-pace/3rd down back early in his career, and carve out a bigger role in the offense in future years.

Chances for a redshirt: 6/10

I know this seems high for a player of Davis’ caliber and skillset, but with 3 (maybe 4) players in front of him at RB, I think a redshirt is a strong possibility for Davis in 2018. But, Davis has the kind of talent to force his way onto the field, so a redshirt is far from a certainty here.


That’s it for this installment of the Recruit Notebook.

Go Canes