Mikal Davis’ Army recruiting started off by surprise.
Davis was unaware that Army linebackers coach and Pennsylvania recruiter John Loose had left him a message on social media.
Once the Imhotep Charter quarterback and Loose connected, the conversation flowed to the point of Davis receiving his first offer from Army in late March.
A few weeks later, Davis visited Army for the Black and Gold spring game and his interest increased. Army’s new shotgun offense looked very similar to the one that Davis runs for Imhotep.
A home visit from Loose locked in Davis’ commitment, which he announced April 27.
“We (he and Loose) were talking and there were so many opportunities to take advantage of at West Point,” Davis said. “I was just loving everything that coach Loose was saying and after that home visit I decided to commit.”
Davis threw for 2,000 yards, rushed for 441 yards and combined for 30 touchdowns in his first season operating a run-pass option scheme. Watching Army’s offense gave Davis confidence for the future.
“My impressions were, ‘I can do this because I already run it at my school now,” Davis said. “They also run a three-step zone read, power and gun quick game. Everything I like.”
2024 commits (5)
TE Grayson Baker, 6-7, 242, Wachsett HS, Holden, Mass.: Other offers – Air Force.
DE-LB Will Brockmeier, 6-4, 215, Gulf Coast HS, Naples, Fla.: First offer – Army
QB Mikal Davis, 6-foot, 200, Imhotep Charter HS, Philadelphia, Pa.: First offer – Army
TE Bryce Jaworski, 6-4, 245, Wausau (Wisc.) West HS: Other offers – Air Force, Ohio
TE Ryan Vanscoy, 6-4, 230, American Heritage HS, Delray Beach, Fla.: Other offers – Navy