USC head coach Shane Beamer and quarterbacks coach Marcus Satterfield made a decision on a quarterback they want to pursue for the 2022 class, and they set the bar high. Satterfield Tuesday night offered 4-star Braden Davis (6-5 184) of Middletown, DE. Davis is ranked the #6 dual-threat quarterback nationally in his class in the 247Sports Composite.
Davis received his offer from Beamer during a Zoom call with the Gamecock coaches.
“That was an awesome experience,” Davis said. “I went from the Zoom call to the virtual visit, and then at the end Coach Beamer let me know I had an offer from South Carolina. It’s exciting. You could feel the emotion coming thru the screen. When he gave me the offer, he said the way that I was carrying myself, the type of person that he felt like I was, and thought our interactions on the Zoom call made him feel comfortable and made him want to give me the offer.”
Davis said the virtual visit proved to be enlightening for him in gathering information on the Gamecock program. .
“I got to see everything from nutrition, academics, strength, campus life, football, everything like that,” Davis said. “It was a great presentation. I could just feel the energy. I really just got a good feel for how they view me as a quarterback. It’s pretty high and I’m appreciative of that.”
Satterfield has been in regular communication with him, Davis said, and the two are becoming comfortable with one another.
“It’s awesome,” he said. “Coach Satterfield is a great guy. We talked a bunch over the phone and we’re actually going to get on and talk some football here pretty soon, either today or tomorrow. We’ll just keep building it from there.”
Davis has not publicly narrowed his list but he has a number of big-time offers to include Duke, Maryland, Florida, Oregon, Penn State, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Iowa, Arkansas, Florida State, Stanford and Michigan State. He also was offered by Alabama, LSU and Georgia, but they’ve taken other quarterback commitments for the class, though Davis said that’s not an issue with him.
“South Carolina, it was great getting that offer and I’m definitely considering there,” Davis said. “I feel like at this point I’m getting to where I can start narrowing down my list and really starting to focus on a handful of schools and be able to make my decision in the near future hopefully. I would say maybe a month and a half. I’m not too sure. I just want to keep building relationships. Whenever I’m comfortable with where I want to go, that’s when I’ll make the decision. I’m still at the point where I’m looking at anybody who is interested in me. I’ve taken visits and been able to see most of the places I’m still considering. But really, everybody who has offered me and showed interest, I’m still considering at this point.”
Last month Davis made a stop in Columbia for a personal tour of the campus. He also visited NC State, Duke and Georgia Tech while on that trip. And he might take a couple of more personal visits before making his decision.
Davis moved to Florida for the 2020 season but suffered an ankle injury in the third game and returned to Delaware. In three games he was 21-47 for 261 yards, 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions, and he rushed for 44 yards and 2 scores.
His father is Antone Davis, former All-American offensive lineman at Tennessee and the #8 pick in the 1991 Draft.