CFC # 3 Davis newest Thunderbird (VIDEO)

CFC # 3 opts for CIS route despite interest from NCAA schools.

Marcus Davis will be playing alongside his brother this upcoming fall.

Exactly one month after his older brother Tyrell decided to transfer back north of the border, the CFC TOP 100 receiver has verbally committed to the University of British Columbia (UBC) Thunderbirds for the 2014 CWUAA season.

Davis was being courted by several CIS and NCAA teams.  Last month, The 5’9, 177 pound running back visited Washington State.  Arizona State, North Carolina, South Carolina and Oregon were among the other NCAA Division 1 teams that were courting him.

In the end, the option to play at home with his brother was too good of an offer to pass up.

The Thunderbirds are thrilled to have Davis join the fold. The following is a statement that was issued by Thunderbirds Recruiting and Special Teams Coordinator Paul Orazietti yesterday evening regarding the commitment:

“We are ecstatic at UBC to be able to announce Marcus Davis as UBC’s newest Thunderbird.”

“Marcus is the two time BC High School’s Most Outstanding Player and without a doubt bonifide NCAA  Division 1 caliber player.”

“A proven winner, he is an exciting and electrifying player who has propelled all of his teams to championships over the last six years of his career and will no doubt bring the same type of excitement and energy to the Point Grey Campus of UBC.  Football ability not withstanding, Marcus is a tremendous person with impeccable character. The combination of football talent and humility make him a rare find indeed.”

“Marcus will join his brother Terrell (recently transferred from Arizona State University) on the offensive side of the ball as a multi-positional weapon at UBC.”

“Marcus was recruited by numerous NCAA Division1 schools including Washington State, North Carolina and South Carolina to name a few, but chose to stay close to home, to take advantage of a world class education, play with his older brother, and create something special at UBC.”

“From the beginning of the recruiting process we thought of Marcus a transformative type player in terms of his talent. We are excited now to see this all come to life on the football field at UBC in 2014.”

Marcus Davis

This past season, the running back led the Rams to their third consecutive provincial ‘AAA’ championship.  In the championship game, he racked up 183 rushing yards on 27 carries, 58 receiving yards on three catches, scored three touchdowns, registered five tackles and caught the key interception in which solidified the win.

Prior to the championship game, he amassed 870 rushing yards (average of 21.75 yards per carry) and scored 13 touchdowns as well as 336 receiving yards (26.14 yards per catch) and five receiving majors. Additionally, the Rams offensive weapon racked up 280 kick return yards (average of 35 yards per return) and scored three touchdowns. For his exceptional play on the field, Davis was selected for the second consecutive season as the BCHSFA ‘AAA’ Player of the Year.

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