Rebel Walk Recruiting: A Visit with Four-Star, Dual-Sport Tight End Ethan Davis
OXFORD, Miss. — November is here, and we’ve already been on a heck of a ride thus far this season.
Ole Miss football has experienced the highs of some big wins, as well as the lows of a couple of losses combined with key injuries to the offense.
But the Rebels are already bowl eligible and have four winnable games left to play in the regular season, so there are more great moments ahead!
While we are just about six weeks away from the 2022 recruiting class early signing period, make no mistake that what happens each remaining weekend of the regular season and heading into the postseason will set the tone for this upcoming class as well as the class of 2023.
One class of 2023 standout athlete the Rebels have their eye on is Suwanee, Georgia tight end Ethan Davis.
The 6-foot-5-inch, 200-pounder from Collins Hill High School has already racked up over 21 offers and is the No. 15 TE in 2023 and the No. 23 athlete in Georgia, according to the 247Sports Composite.
He’s a dual-sport star (basketball) who is also keeping an eye on what Kermit Davis and the Rebels are building in Oxford. Davis has already made a couple of unofficial visits to Oxford.
OUTSTANDING game visit to Ole miss❤️💙 @coach_jdbaker @CoachHutzler @Coach_Leb pic.twitter.com/rWU5Y2mUxT
— ethan davis (@davis1ethan) October 9, 2021
The Rebel Walk caught up with Davis to get a little insight into his recruiting journey and what lies ahead for the talented athlete.
‘23 4 star TE Ethan Davis (Collins Hill, GA)
(Follow @davis1ethan on Twitter.)
RW: What would be your hashtag for your recruitment so far?
Ethan Davis: #CRAZY
RW: What has stood out the most about the programs that have recruited you?
Ethan Davis: The amount they recruit me, you know. I Iike building relationships so that has a lot to do with it.
RW: What are some of the key factors that will come into play when you start narrowing down your top choices?
Ethan Davis: A place where I feel is home, good relationships with the players and the coaches.
RW: As a multi-sport athlete, will that factor in where you choose to play on Saturdays in the future?
Ethan Davis: Wherever I feel I fit best, whether it be just football or both.
RW: Who is or has been your biggest influence?
Ethan Davis: My parents and coaches.
RW: What do you believe is your strongest — but sometimes most overlooked — skillset you have?
Ethan Davis: My versatility.
RW: If you play in the SEC what do you think is your x-factor that sets you apart, and why should programs take a look at Ethan Davis?
Ethan Davis: Because I’m willing to do whatever it takes to win.
RW: What recruiting advice do you have for other athletes?
Ethan Davis: Just make decisions on your own time, whether you want to wait or not, home will always be home.
RW: What is the song right now you listen to get you amped up and motivated?
Ethan Davis: Who Want Smoke: Lil Durk & 21 Savage
Fit In The Sip
It is good to see college programs embracing the multi-sport athletes. Ole Miss has been at the forefront of attracting high-caliber athletes with versatile skillsets, such as John Rhys Plumlee, Jerrion Ealy and Tywone Malone.
Davis has received offers from both Ole Miss football and Ole Miss basketball, and he reports that the football and basketball staffs have agreed he can play both sports at Ole Miss.
Davis has the ability to catch the ball and also to block. He fits the eye test — he’s got size, speed, good hands and he’s physical.
whole team ate tonight 💚 https://t.co/fBi8LYH76Y
— ethan davis (@davis1ethan) October 15, 2021
This past week in a battle of unbeaten teams, Davis and his Collins Eagles prevailed in a huge victory, 40-10, over Mills Creek. The Eagles forced five turnovers and scored 27 points off them. This gives them their second straight Region 8-AAAAAAA championship. This is the first 10-0 regular season in program history, and Davis and his team will enter as a No. 1 seed in the Georgia state playoffs. He will have a week off before heading into playoff action starting Nov. 12th.
On September 26, Davis named his top 10 schools: Ole Miss,Tennessee, Kentucky, Auburn, South Carolina, Cincinnati, Penn State, Oregon, Florida State and Texas.
It is worth noting, of those, Ole Miss is the only school who has offered him in both basketball and football.
top 10. @GregoryLenny @_Coach_Williams @coachTWoff @thekuff16 @SwickONE8 @Mansell247 @RivalsFriedman pic.twitter.com/KCqOf03sqm
— ethan davis (@davis1ethan) September 26, 2021
Lee Ann is the Director of Recruiting for The Rebel Walk. She is a veteran SEC sports journalist and NFL content writer. She is also the Sr. Editor for MESPORTS digital. Herring-Olvedo is a Brown University graduate who loves good cigars, good games, and a smooth glass of bourbon — not necessarily in that order.