Mike Davis Makes Case for Starting Role
Scrimmage Set for Saturday Morning
Spring Practice Number 7 Held Thursday
First of 15 Spring Practices Held at the Bluff Road Proving Grounds
South Carolina vs. East Carolina (9/8/12)
Sophomore who enters the fall competing with Brandon Wilds for the No. 1 tailback role on the squad... gained experience last fall as a true freshman... showed flashes with the ball in his hands... has the power to run between the tackles but can also make someone miss... recognized at the 2013 Garnet & Black Spring Game as the "Most Improved" running back during the spring.
2012: Ranked fourth on the squad with 52 carries for 275 yards as a true freshman... scored a pair of touchdowns... averaged 5.3 yards per carry... one of four true freshmen to play in the season opener at Vanderbilt... rushed four times for 84 yards, including a 50-yard gallop and a touchdown against UAB... saw more action later in the season after the season-ending injury to Marcus Lattimore... had 13 carries for 53 yards and a score against Arkansas and 12 carries for 43 yards in the regular-season finale against Clemson.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rushed for 1,923 yards and 21 touchdowns on 213 carries as a senior at Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, Ga., graduating in 2012... team went 9-2... also rushed for over 1,000 yards, including an eight-yard average, and 10 touchdowns as junior... rushed 42 times for 368 yards and four scores as a sophomore... coached by Ron Gartrell... played in the U.S. Army All-American Game following his senior season... named to the AAAAA All-State team by the AJC and selected to the 2011 Super Southeast 120 by the Mobile (Ala.) Register... is a four-star prospect, the seventh-best running back in the country, the eighth-best prospect in the state of Georgia and the nation's 63rd-best player overall, according to Rivals.com... given four stars, rated the 10th-best running back in the country and No. 71 overall by Scout.com... given four stars and rated the third-best player in Georgia, the fifth-best running back in the country and the 45th-best player overall by 247Sports.com... considered a four-star prospect, the sixth-best running back in the nation, the sixth best player in the state and the 62nd-best player in the country by ESPN.com... number 97 on the PrepStar Dream Team... originally committed to Florida over two dozen offers including Georgia, Tennessee, Florida State and Clemson before casting his lot with the Gamecocks... high school teammate of Carolina signees Kyle Fleetwood and Carlos Hood and current Gamecock Kadetrix Marcus.
PERSONAL: Mike Davis was born February 19, 1993. is a brother of former Clemson running back, James Davis... he is undecided on his degree program.