WVU Offensive Run Continues With Commitment of Treylan Davis
West Virginia continued an early run of offensive players in its football recruiting class of 2021 when Treylan Davis announced his pledge to the Mountaineer program on Tuesday afternoon.
COMMITTED. Let’s Go Mountaineers! 💛💙 pic.twitter.com/YkvIpezB7I
— treylan davis (@TreylanDavis22) May 19, 2020
Davis is the sixth offensive player in the class, and the second tight end. Viktor Wikstrom. from Sweden, was the first overall commit in the group, pledging on July 11, 2019.
Quarterback Will Crowder, running back Jaylen Anderson, wide receiver Andrew Wilson-Lamp and offensive lineman Wyatt Milum are the other offensive players on board. Two defenders – defensive end Hammond Russell and safety Saint McLeod — make up the current eight man class.
Davis had some two score offers to consider. West Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee and Wisconsin were Power Five offers, and he also had scholarship tenders from Army, Cincinnati and most of the MAC. Davis had previously committed to Cincinnati before backing off that choice on April 14 and reopening his recruitment.
A big pass-catching target for Jackson High School in neighboring Ohio, Davis earned first team all-league honors as Jackson piled up 11 consecutive wins in 2019 before falling to undefeated Alder High in a second round OHSAA Division III state playoff game.
Davis has the look of a classic H-Back, and is comfortable lining up as a tight end with his hand on the ground, or in a two-point stance off the line. Jackson used him in motion at times, and he showed good footwork in getting square to the line and attacking blocking assignments quickly out of different formations.
As a receiver, he gets off the line quickly, and showed solid reading skills in finding holes in the defense to make himself available for passes. His height clearly gave him an advantage over most defenders, but he didn’t rely on that to make plays. He catches the ball well away from his body and wastes no time in turning upfield to maximize gains.