Richard Davenport is a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Bryant lineman has nice upside
Bryant Coach Paul Calley thinks highly of junior offensive lineman Cameron Davis and his potential.
Davis, 6-4, 260 pounds started and played well in his first varsity game last week against Conway. He’s the son of former Hog offensive lineman Isaac Davis, who played seven seasons in the NFL.
“His arms are so long,” Calley said. “He’s really not strong as far as of the weight room but he is explosive. I can’t wait to see him when he’s 21 years old. I think he’s going to be a special one.”
Davis and his father attended Arkansas’ game against Samford at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock on Saturday.
“I liked the way they played,” said Davis, who plans to attend another Razorback game this season.
Before the game, he was ale to spend time with tight ends coach Barry Lunney Jr. and offensive line coach Sam Pittman.
“They said I have good size and keep working hard and make sure my grades are good,” Davis said.
Davis, who wears size 18 shoes, is expected to continue to grow.
“To me, he’s still a baby,” Calley said. “He’s nowhere near what he’s going to be. He has huge hands.”
Davis plays some on defense during goal line situations.
“I would like to play some defense but I really like offense,” Davis said. “Right now I need to get stronger. Strength is key along with putting on some weight. I think when I put on that weight and get stronger I should be ok as an offensive lineman.”
Having a father who played in the NFL does have it’s advantages.
“Technique wise, he teaches me stuff,” Davis said. “A lot of people wouldn’t know because they haven’t been on that level and do the things to get to the top. Just key steps here or there make me better.”
Calley said Davis played well against the Wampus Cats but grew tired near the end of the game and lost some of his focus on technique.
“I was expecting him to be a better pass blocker but man he blocked the run very well,” Calley said. In addition to Arkansas, Davis said he’s received interest from Missouri. He was born in San Diego and lived in Oregon for nine years.
“My favorite school is Oregon,” he said. “If I got an offer there that’s most likely where I would go.”