Jordan Davis is a consensus four-star tight end prospect from Houston (Texas) Clear Lake. Standing over 6'3 and weighing in at 247 pounds, he's rated as one of the top 30 players in 2015 recruiting class in the talent-rich state of Texas by each of the four major scouting services, and is rated as high as 15th by Rivals. He's considered one of the top tight end prospects in the country, ranked as high as second by Rivals and Scout.
Davis attracted the attention of a number of major programs from across the country. He received offers from Texas A&M, Florida State, Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Arizona State and Mississippi State.
You can find Davis on Twitter at @_jdavis15. Here's a taste of what you can expect:
Wassup wit them mohawks for playoffs?— jordan davis (@_jdavis15) February 14, 2014
The top tight end in the state of Texas, Davis is a high school wide receiver who could need some time to transition to a role as an in-line tight end since he doesn't have much blocking experience against players of a similar size.
He does, however, have college-ready size at nearly 250 pounds. When Davis surfaced on the recruiting radar following his freshman season, there were some questions about whether he would be able to stay at tight end or if he would grow into an offensive tackle. It didn't happen, as Davis is a prospect who appears capable of maintaining his weight.
If Davis struggles initially as a blocker, he should be able to provide immediate value as a match-up problem from an inside or outside receiver position, especially down the seam, where his height and comfort level catching the ball outside of his frame make him an available target even if he is well covered.
A good athlete for his size with a 27.5-inch vertical leap and 4.44 shuttle time, Davis is a red zone threat on fade routes for the same reason that he is capable working downfield from an inside receiver position.
With the ball in his hands, Davis is difficult to bring down because of his size and strength, capable of breaking multiple tackles to create big plays.
Since he is a difficult match up for linebackers, safeties, and cornerbacks, the Clear Lake product could remain an inside wide receiver and then move situationally to an outside spot in the red zone to work on fade routes in college if he doesn't move to an in-line position full time.