Vernon Davis: Freshman Corner Back Leaving Miami for West Virginia

Jon Hancock@@JonKYSportscoSenior Analyst IAugust 21, 2012

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Vernon Davis committed to the University of Miami when he was a junior at Coral Reef High School in Florida. The 5'10" corner had offers from 14 colleges, including Vanderbilt, West Virginia, Ole Miss, Central Florida, Cincinnati and Marshall.

But according to the Miami Herald, Davis is leaving Miami and heading to West Virginia. Davis's'high school football coach, Chevas Clements, told the Herald, "At West Virginia they got two walk-ons who are backups. He knows he's got a much better chance to get on the field there." Davis let Miami coaches know he will be transferring last Friday.

ESPN says of Davis:

"Davis is a quick and fluid athlete who will most likely get recruited to play corner at the next level and add value as a returner. Savvy with good anticipation skills. He is a bit slight in stature and lacks great top-end speed."

In his junior year Davis had 649 yards receiving and six touchdowns for Coral Reef High School. Rated a 3-star prospect, Davis was ranked the 91st corner back in the 2012 class by West Virginia had six defensive backs commit in the 2012 class.