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RaVon Davis should have a big role in Maryland football’s secondary in 2017

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He went from walk-on to starter last year, but starts this season near the top of the depth chart.

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Profiles in Terpage is back for 2017. Last week, we focused on the linebackers; this week, we’re venturing into the secondary with Cornerbacks Week.

RaVon Davis, CB, No. 21

Height: 5’10
Weight: 177 lbs
Year: Redshirt junior
Hometown: Fort Washington, Maryland
High School: Friendly HS

How he got to College Park

Davis starred at Friendly High School in Prince George’s County, where he was an honorable mention for the small school All-State team. He was a two-star recruit, the nation’s No. 224 cornerback and the No. 54 player in Maryland according to the 247Sports Composite.

He had offers from Temple and Coastal Carolina, but attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College instead. After redshirting, Davis made 19 tackles in 11 games as a freshman. Last year, he walked on at Maryland and earned a scholarship a few weeks before the season started.

Career highlight

Davis had seven tackles in back-to-back games against Nebraska and Rutgers.

2017 prospectus

Davis started the first game of the last season after JC Jackson missed it due to an academic issue, and he started three more games. This experience should give him a leg up on the competition heading into the season, as he should start either across from Jackson or at nickel in the Terps’ season opener against Texas.

Dream season

Davis stays healthy and starts every game, helping Maryland’s secondary improve. He also improves his play, forming one of the best cornerback duos in the Big Ten with Jackson heading into 2018.

Up next

This Maryland native was recruited as a wide receiver before switching to cornerback last season.

Scaletta, jatk13 and Terpluvian are all on the board this week.