September 1, 2011
Davis one of Ohio's top juniors
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The Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain football program has certainly seen its fair share of talent over the last decade. The Cardinals have sent countless players on to the division I level over the last several years and the next wave of talent was on full display on Sunday afternoon in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown. Colerain knocked off Cocoa (Fla.) 17-7 and one of the top contributors was junior running back Chris Davis.
"Right now we feel great," said Davis of the win. "We never give up and we always push until the end. All we need to do now is keep working harder."
Davis picked up some key third down conversions on the ground from his slotback position throughout the game on Sunday but said that it was simply his turn to step up.
"It's not all about one person," he said. "I had to do my thing and had to get some first downs for us when it was my time."
After losing a pair of three-year starters in Tyler Williams and Trayion Durham, Colerain has reloaded with players like Davis and senior Curtis Jester.
"We have big shoes to fill," he said. "Tyler and Trayion, they're gone but our offense was determined today and we're still going to work hard."
On the recruiting front, Davis is receiving a lot of interest from some big-time programs and has a couple of schools that he would like to hear more from.
"I've got a couple of letters but no offers," Davis said. "I've got (interest from) Michigan, Florida, Oregon, Wisconsin, and that's about it. I like Ohio State and Alabama but I'm open to any school right now."
Davis had some contact with the Ohio State coaching staff back in the spring but that was before the resignation of Jim Tressel.
"I like their program," he explained. "The last person I talked to from there was coach Tressel so I haven't been in contact with them recently."
When asked if Tressel's resignation had impacted his feelings towards the Buckeyes, his response was simple.
"No sir, not at all," he said.
Davis' other early favorite, Alabama, has produced some talented backs recently and that tradition is something that has caught Davis' eye early in the process.
"They run a lot and one of my favorite players, Mark Ingram, went there," he said of the Crimson Tide. "I try to run the way he does."
On the field, Colerain will look to keep the momentum going and avoid a letdown after the big win on Sunday and for Davis the goal is very simple.
"My goal is just to win state," he said.
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