True senior Da'Quan Davis won't be wearing shoulder pads this summer or fall, according to head coach James Franklin. As reported by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, which confirmed Davis' departure during the coaches' bus tour, Davis will skip his senior eligibility, and will instead focus on getting his degree in Communications.
"Da’Quan is no longer with the team," Franklin said. "I keep my comments pretty limited on those things, but we wish him the best, but yeah, he’s no longer with the program. That’s also why we don’t necessarily release things if we don’t have to because I want him to be able to focus on graduating and finishing up his academics."
Da'Quan, along with current starting DB Trevor Williams, came to Penn State as one of Bill O'Brien's first recruits, in the 2012 cycle. The pair had initially verbaled to West Virginia. Da'Quan played in all 12 games his true freshman season, and the following year, he, Williams, and new Chicago Bear Adrian Amos gave Penn State three defensive backs from coach Donald Davis' Calvert Hall College (Towson, MD). Da'Quan played with a ferocity that belied his smaller stature. Join us in wishing him nothing but success in finishing his degree, and all of his future endeavors as a Penn Stater.