Springfield’s Danny Davis runs for a 61-yard touchdown against Dublin Coffman on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at Edwards-Maurer Field in Springfield. David Jablonski/Staff

Springfield’s Danny Davis signs with Wisconsin

A four-star recruit, Davis chose to pursue football at the next level after also weighing many basketball offers. He did not verbally commit to a program in either football or basketball, which fueled speculation on which sport he would pursue.

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An elusive 6-3, 190 pounds, Davis was a four-year starter in football and basketball and was among the most versatile football players in the GWOC.

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As a senior he rushed for 1,195 yards (7.0) and scored seven touchdowns. He also had 22 receptions for 559 yards (25.4) and another six scores. He also returned 14 punts for 194 yards (13.9) and scored once. He also was an accomplished kickoff returner, totaling 309 yards (22.1) on 14 returns.

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Defensively, he toggled between the secondary and linebacker.

Davis was named the GWOC National East Division offensive player of the year as a senior. Springfield (7-4) lost a first-round Division I playoff game at Pickerington Central and was runner-up to Wayne in the conference.

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