Gateway’s Derrick Davis has an offer list from some of most impressive college programs in the country so making a final decision won’t be easy. The four-star athlete officially started the process of coming to a final decision by narrowing his list of over 30 offers down to seven schools.
Davis, who’s rated as one of the Top 100 players in the Class of 2021, announced on Twitter that his 7 finalists are Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Penn State, Pitt and USC.
First, I would like to thank all of the schools that have recruited me and have taken the time to reach out to me over the past 3 years. I am extremely blessed and humble to announce my top seven schools!!! pic.twitter.com/DmskaGtepC
— Derrick Davis™🎬 (@D_Dav1s) July 12, 2020
While these are the teams Davis plans to focus on, it’s been widely speculated that Ohio State and Penn State are the heavy leaders for his services. Former Gateway head coach and current Penn State assistant head coach Terry Smith is a big factor and reason for the Nittany Lions ranking so high.
When it comes to the hometown school, three things have factored into Pitt making the initial cut: 1) Pat Narduzzi has developed a strong relationship with Davis since being the first program to offer him as a freshman. 2) the chance to play with fellow WPIAL stars Nahki Johnson, Dayon Hayes and possibly Elliot Donald. 3) the opportunity to star and be a major factor in Pitt getting to be next level.