Carnell Davis was a top recruit in New Jersey’s Class of 2021 at the wide receiver position. According to 247Sports, Davis had nearly two dozen offers, but chose to commit to Rutgers in February. He chose the Scarlet Knights over the likes of Auburn, Baylor, Oregon, Penn State, and UCF, among others.
Davis announced on Twitter on Monday that he will be transferring to Eau Gallie in Melbourne, Florida. He will begin in the summer and enroll at Rutgers in December.
“I want to enroll early at Rutgers and I couldn’t enroll early from St. Augustine Prep,” Davis told Todderick Hunt from NJ Advance Media. “It’s been a fight going on for a long time. They just won’t let me do it, and that has always been one of my goals. But I appreciate all of my time spent there.”
According to Rivals, Davis is a three-star wide receiver. He began his high school career with Absegami High School in Galloway, NJ. Davis moved to Florida at the end of his sophomore season.
“I lived there for eight months and then moved back to Jersey,” Davis said. “I was about to go back to Absegami but someone told me about the Prep. So I went to the Prep.”
During his time in Florida, Davis blew up on the recruiting scene. While in Florida, Davis practiced for four weeks in the spring and played in the spring game. Scouts would show up to watch the 6’1 receiver on the outside. Davis feels like this is a good opportunity to help his former coach.
“Coach (Chris) Sands is the one who started everything for me. And now I can give him a year, help him out, and try to get him a ring,” Davis said. “That would mean a lot to me — to help get him a ring and play with all boys. Now that we are all committed, it’s a whole different game. I’m ready to ball out with them.”
The reason Davis was not allowed to finish early at St. Augustine Prep and enroll at Rutgers early is unknown but don’t worry Scarlet Knights’ fans, the move to Florida only strengthens his commitment to Rutgers. Davis has a huge upside and can turn into the next Rutgers’ great.