Sean Davis, senior, defensive back, No. 21
Weight: 200 lbs
Collegiate Stats: 230 tackles (150 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two interceptions, 11 passes defensed and a forced fumble
High School: Maret School (Washington, D.C.)
High School Stats (Senior Year): 87 tackles, three forced fumbles, and three interceptions, 823 rushing yards and seven touchdowns, 601 receiving yards and ﬁve touchdowns, returned three kickoffs and two punts for scores
Composite recruiting rating: Three stars (.8492), No. 60 cornerback, No. 4 player in Washington D.C.
Who Maryland Beat: Boston College, Connecticut, North Carolina,
High School Highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
Michael Engelburg was Davis' coach at the Maret School and according to the Baltimore Sun's Matt Bracken, he was very clear to Davis and his parents about his future playing college football:
"I was honest with him. His size would dictate what level [he would play]. Had he not grown to 6-1 and was instead a 5-8, 5-9 corner, he’d be a hell of a Division II or 1-AA player. But he turned into a Division I kid. Coming into last year, there wasn’t a doubt in my mind that he was a mid- to high-Division I player. It was just a matter of getting schools to take a real look at him."
Sean Davis impressed Randy Edsall with his 40 time at a Connecticut camp he participated in in the summer of 2011 and his fate with Maryland was sealed:
"Then Sean hit it off with Coach Edsall at Connecticut’s camp last summer," . . .Truth be told, he [earned his offer] at camp with the way he ran. They knew he could play, but when he ran his 40, that sealed the deal." Engelberg said Davis, who ran a 4.42 at Maryland’s camp, impressed the Terps coaches with his athleticism and his versatility. "He’s unbelievably smooth," It’s effortless when he backpedals, turns and swivels. … At the Division I level, that’s what they’re looking for more than anything – how well they move their hips. He has a nose for the football and he can get it done."
Davis's brother, Isaiah, signed with Maryland as an outside linebacker in the 2015 class.
As a sophomore (2013), he returned an interception for 21 yards against Old Dominion and notched a career-high 12 tackles in an early-season October matchup against Florida State. As a junior (2014), he had 14 tackles against Ohio State and had the most solo tackles in that game with seven. He beat his career high in tackles in 2014 with 17 against Wisconsin. Against Penn State, Davis recorded a team-high 11 tackles, one tackle for loss and three pass breakups.
Sean Davis will want to go out with a bang in his senior year. He's played both safety and cornerback at Maryland so with that versatility in mind, I look for him to excel in the 4-3 defense with 100+ tackles for the third year in a row, 5+ interceptions and a handful of big hits.
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