One of the top multi-purpose threats in the state of Washington this coming fall could wind up being Elijah Davis. After a solid junior season at Bishop Blanchet, Davis decided to make the move to Ballard and this could be the year he breaks out and shows everyone what he can do when given the opportunity.
As a junior this past fall, Davis carried the ball 45 times for 358 yards and six touchdowns while also grabbing 19 receptions for 205 yards and three more scores.
Davis is also an accomplished punt returner and he was named a First Team All-Metro return man.
“I can do both, so it’s tough to decide which one I like more or where I see myself fitting better, but I think I see myself as an offensive guy first,” Davis told Northwest Elite Index recently. “I like both sides, so it’s really hard to pick which one I like best.”
On defense, the talented senior-to-be totaled 48 tackles, one fumble recovery, three interceptions and two touchdowns.
“On offense I am explosive and I have good feet so I can make people miss,” Davis noted. “I can also catch the ball in traffic.
“Defensively, I’m a good open-field tackler and I can cover well.”
While he’s got a lot of the skills you are looking for from a player who is versatile — good size (5’9.5, 170), 4.5 speed and outstanding quickness — Davis isn’t one to rest on his laurels and he’s been hard at work this offseason preparing to have an even bigger senior season.
“I’m working on my speed and just being even more explosive,” Davis said.
On the recruiting front, Davis is still waiting on his first offer, but he’s been hearing from a few schools that have told him they like what they have seen on film and on the field.
“I’ve heard from Boise State, Washington State, Portland State, Eastern Washington and Montana,” Davis said. “I went to several camps this summer. I went to the Northwest Elite camp, the Washington 7-on-7, Eastern Washington’s camp, and the Steve Gervais camp.”
With his change of scenery, the expectations have to be very high for Davis. He has outstanding quickness and he’s a great open-field runner while on defense, he could easily wind up being a shut down corner at the next level which his aggressive nature and ball skills.
Davis is definitely a player to keep an eye on in the coming weeks and early on during the season as we get a great chance to see what he can do with lots of playmaking opportunities.