BSD’s recruiting staff sat down for a roundtable on each prospect Penn State signed in the 2021 class. Coming in at No. 13 was three-star CB Jeffrey Davis Jr.
Editor’s Note: It should be noted that Davis Jr didn’t have a senior season, so all of our evaluations are based on his junior year film.
What makes you excited about Jeffrey Davis Jr?
“Jeffrey Davis Jr. brings good length at 6-foot and athleticism to the cornerback room. He has the speed to run with most wide receivers he will go up against in the Big Ten, as well as the length and physicality to help neutralize opposing receivers.” --Marty
What worries you about Jeffrey Davis Jr?
“The size and athletic profile are good (Christian Campbell-esque), but New England prospects are always a crapshoot. The competition level is just so poor that it’s tough to project what they’ll look like at the next level. Sure, you’ll have your Pat Freiermuth’s who have no issue making the transition to the Big Ten, but then you have your Jarvis Miller’s who weren’t quite athletic enough to stay at defensive back. So for Davis Jr, my worry is will the size and athleticism transfer over, or is he just a case of a superior athlete dominating overmatched opponents?” --Patrick
Do you think Jeffrey Davis Jr will be redshirted next season? Around what point of his career do you think he pushes for meaningful playing time?
“Davis is a lock to redshirt. He’s taking a massive step up in competition and will be learning the intricacies of the cornerback position. Not to mention, with South Carolina transfer John Dixon coming in and Tariq Castro-Fields staying for his final season, Penn State sits in a good spot depth wise at cornerback.” --Clay
What do you think is the most realistic outcome for Jeffrey Davis Jr: depth provider, starter, multi-year starter, all-conference, or all-american?
Clay: Depth provider
Marty: Depth provider
Patrick: Depth provider
Lastly, where do you have Jeffrey Davis Jr ranked in Penn State’s class?