Sean Davis, Junior, Safety, #21
Freshman: 13 tackles (eight solo), one fumble recovery
Sophomore: 102 Tackles (62 solo; 1.5 for loss), 2 interceptions, 3 pass breakups
High School Stats (Senior Year): 162 tackles, three forced fumbles, three interceptions (one for a touchdown), 78 carries for 823 yards and seven touchdowns, 38 receptions for 601 yards and five touchdowns, three kickoff returns for touchdowns, two punt returns for touchdowns
247sports composite Ratings: Three stars, 61st-best cornerback in the nation, fourth-best player in D.C.
High School: Maret School
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
How'd He Get to College Park?
As you can see from the stats, Sean Davis was kind of a big deal at Maret, a tiny school in D.C. not used to hosting Division I talent. With just 600 students K through 12 (and 300 in the upper level), it's surprising that they are able to field a full team. But the Fighting Frogs unearthed a star in Davis, who played corner, safety, running back and wide receiver at the school.
Davis was a 5'8", 125 pound freshman at Maret, and ended up as a 6'1", 175 pound senior - giving him the technical skills of a smaller player and the athletic ability of a larger one. He was offered by North Carolina, Boston College, Connecticut and Marshall.
Profiling the entire team
Last season, Davis started all 13 games for the Terps. His season started slowly as he registered just 17 tackles in the first four games. From that point forward, Davis was remarkably consistent collecting between 7 and 12 tackles in each of the remaining nine games including equaling his career high with 9 solo tackles in the Military Bowl Davis picked up interceptions against Old Dominion and Boston College, forced a fumble against Clemson while recovering one against West Virginia..
Interception and 21-yard return against Old Dominion.
Davis becomes even more of a ball hawk as he holds down his starting strong safety job and picks up 3 or more INTs.
Sean Davis continues adding size. The current roster lists him at 6’1" and 195 pounds about 20 pounds more than his high school playing weight. Davis should hold on to his starting spot on the depth chart. As he demonstrated last season, Davis has a knack for finding the ball. With another full year of experience year under Brian Stewart’s system and a year of tutelage from Stewart as the defensive backs coach, Davis should enter the season with high expectations. If William Likely continues his development and a returning Jeremiah Johnson can remain healthy at the corners Davis and fellow safety Anthony Nixon could do some damage in the secondary.
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