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2021 Early Signing Period: Carnell Davis Signs With Rutgers Football

The speedy receiver from Florida is officially a Scarlet Knight.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 12 Rutgers at Maryland Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Carnell Davis had been committed since February of this year so it was merely a formality for him to make it official Wednesday. He is a talented receiver from Florida is a great addition for Greg Schiano and the coaching staff.

247 Composite Ranking: 3-star; 84th in Florida; 598th nationally; 94th WR nationally

High School Position: WR (6’1”, 170 lbs.)

Projected college position: WR

High School: Eau Gallie

Hometown: Melbourne, FL

Most notable other offers: Auburn, Baylor, Penn State, Oregon, UCF

Davis is a smooth athlete with an incredible offer list you rarely see at this stage in the recruiting cycle for a player standing just 6’1”. When he puts his foot in the ground on either side of the ball, he can push off and gain a step immediately on his high school competition which will be enough to at minimum compete in the Big Ten. He also knows how to use this quickness to change speed or direction and gain separation, almost like a James Harden in basketball. He tracks the ball well and has excellent hands to snatch the ball out of the air. Carnell can run his routes and still keep an eye on if his quarterback needs help requiring him to break them off. He’s a smooth runner who may not have elite top end speed, but isn’t exactly getting caught from behind.

The Rutgers Wide Receivers took a bigger leap than anyone expected in 2020 with Offensive Coordinator Sean Gleeson’s play calling and Tiquan Underwood’s tutelage as the position coach. For the first time in five seasons, Rutgers looked like a modern college offense, even with players who struggled under the previous coaching staff. Expect that to continue, though the group was rather top heavy this season as only a few players could really make plays, get yards after the catch, and move the sticks this year. As always with this position group, snaps are there for anyone who can flash, but for the first time in a while there is a path to success at Rutgers catching the football.

Floor: Eddie Lewis

Most likely: Steven Harper

Potential: Tiquan Underwood

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