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‘I can go Higher’: ‘24 WR Tyler Davis Grateful for Penn State Offer, Hungry for More

Penn State because the first Power Five school to offer Class of 2024 receiver Tyler Davis. Davis tweeted the news this past Sunday.

Basketball was Davis’s first love.

The 6-foot-5, 190-pounder started playing basketball when he was a toddler. He began to take up football not too long after.

Davis still plays basketball for Florida’s Oak Ridge High School, capable of playing anywhere from small forward to center. But up until this past season, Davis didn’t see football as his clear-cut No. 1 sport, the sport he wanted to play at the next level.

A big performance helped changed that.

Davis and his team, Oak Ridge High School, took on West Orange.

West Orange had four-star cornerback Jordan Castell, who was already committed to the University of Florida, and ended up signing, so Davis, a receiver, had a big task and a big opportunity to prove himself.

He took advantage of it, catching a touchdown and making a several other big plays, proving up to the task.

“After that,” Davis told Nittany Sports Now, “that’s when everybody knew who I was.”

Coming into this weekend, Davis had offers from Bowling Green, Liberty, Marshall, Memphis and Miami (OH).

Now, he has a Power Five offer.

He got the news that Penn State had offered him early Sunday afternoon, hearing it from his coach coach, Andrew Anderson.

“It was exciting,” Davis said. “Waking up, just hearing that phone call.”

Davis is impressed with Penn State’s ability to send guys to the next level.

“They have a lot of players that made it to the NFL,” he said. “A lot of people that came from that college went big time.”

Penn State’s had NFL stars at every position throughout its history, and receiver is no exception.

In the past decade alone, Penn State has churned out current NFL players such as Allen Robinson, Chris Godwin, KJ Hamler and Jahan Dotson.

The receiver Davis likes the most is Ja’Marr Chase, who started at LSU and is now one of the league’s best for the Cincinnati Bengals. Davis loves Chase’s shiftiness and the way he’s able to get away from defenders

With his senior season months away, Davis wants to improve upon his route running, as well as his strength and speed.

Of course, Davis is also hoping for more DI offers.

In the tweet where he announced that Penn State had offered him, he tagged, among others, Florida State coach Mike Norvell, Indiana coach Tom Allen, Ohio State coach Ryan Day and Oregon coach Dan Lanning.

Davis hasn’t visited Penn State and doesn’t have a specific date planned, but he told NSN that Penn State is among his top schools at the moment.

Davis is grateful for the Penn State offer, and rather than get a big head, he plans on it driving him to get noticed by even more schools.

“I know I can put in more work,” he said. “I can go higher and get more schools at the top level. It’s exciting getting offers from power five schools. It makes you want to work harder.”

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