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2019 Early Signing Period; RB Julius Davis signs with Wisconsin

2019 RB Julius Davis

Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Ranking
Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Ranking
RB 5’11 190 Menomonee Falls, Wis. Three-star; No. 33 RB in the nation

One of the running back commits for the Badgers this cycle is Wisconsin native Julius Davis. Davis suffered a reported lower-body injury early in his senior season and was only able to play in three games this past year. According to WisSports.net, he still averaged over 10 yards per carry (607 yards total) and scored seven times. During his junior year, the speedy tailback rushed for 1,762 yards on 257 carries (6.9 yards per attempt) with 17 touchdowns.

An important part of any running back’s game in the B1G is gaining yards between the tackles and I think y’all will enjoy this quote that Davis gave Jake back in March:

“I love contact,” Davis said. “My coaches try to tell me you don’t need to take on six guys at one time, but I guess that’s why I love this sport, because I can get in as much contact as I want, and it’s legal. I’m going to work on trying to put more moves on people because not everyone is going to be smaller than me. There’s always going to be someone bigger, so I’m going to have to work on making them miss, but I think I’d overall be a very physical running back.”

Let’s get this kid on campus and let him start running dudes over!

Rankings

247Sports (composite): Three stars; Grade: .08776; No. 543 player. No. 33 RB; No. 1 WI

247Sports: Three stars; Grade 88; No. 532 player; No. 31 RB; No. 2 WI

ESPN: Three stars; Grade: 78; No. 41 RB; No. 58 Regional; No. 1 WI

Rivals: Three stars; 5.7 rating; No. 33 RB; No. 2 WI

Verbally committed on November 21, 2017

Davis was the fourth commit in the 2019 class for Wisconsin and as such he played a critical role in recruiting other players to come join him in Madison.

Davis is one of those classic underexposed recruits that Wisconsin tends to get in on first and then bigger name schools come calling. Thankfully Davis liked Wisconsin so much he couldn’t be swayed by offers from some of the sports’ blue bloods.

According to 247Sports, Davis also fielded offers from LSU, Notre Dame, USC and Buffalo. Not too shabby for a kid from Menomonee Falls!

Video highlights

In case you are too lazy to click on that video, here is the first highlight from it in tweet form for you God damned millennials. You can read him talk about the below play with Jake here.

Bio (courtesy of UWBadgers.com)

High School: Three-star recruit by 247 Sports, ESPN and Rivals … second-team all-state by Associated Press and honorable mention all-state by Wisconsin Football Coaches Association as a junior … All-Greater Metro Conference selection as a sophomore and junior … finished career with 447 carries for 3,067 yards and 32 touchdowns … limited to two games by injury as a senior, carrying 48 times for 537 yards and 6 TDs … had 257 carries for 1,762 yards and 17 TDs as a junior … logged 142 carries for 768 yards and 9 TDs as a sophomore … state track qualifier in 4×100 relay as a junior … coach was Dan Lutz

Personal: Parents are Michelle Tovar and Dornaj and Molly Davis … father played football at Carthage College

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