For the last three season's Eastern's Jon Davis has been one of the top prospects in the state. The 6-foot-4, 240 pound athlete committed to play college football for the University of Kentucky back in December. I caught up with Eastern coach Ken Whalen and spoke with him about his player.
As a sophomore, Davis carried the ball 93 times, for 636 yards and eight touchdowns. He also caught 40 passes, for 654 yards and six more scores.
His numbers dipped some last season, as he only scored five touchdowns, but coach Whalen expects his standout to have a banner senior campaign.
"The thing that makes Jon so special is his ability to play any position on the field," Whalen said. "He would be a top player in the state no matter where he played on the field. At 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, he runs the forty in 4.64. Recruiters love the way he separates from defenders. Some colleges have recruited him as a line backer."
ESPN recently ranked Davis as on of the top 150 football prospects in the state. Whanlen feels Davis could win the 2010 Mr. Football award.
"Jon would be a great choice," Whalen said. "He is a great player and person. He takes AP classes and he has already qualified academically. He is rated as one of the top tight ends in the nation."
Davis held scholarship offers from Illinois, Louisville, Stanford and Purdue before deciding to play for the Wildcats. He is also a member of Eastern's basketball team.
Photo courtesy of Eastern High School