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Monday, April 15, 2013
Close-knit Noles further impress 2015 ATH

By Corey Dowlar

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- After a trip north on the weekend, Ryan Davis' (St. Petersburg, Fla./Northeast) fondness of Florida State has deepened.

On Saturday the 2015 athlete, who also has offers from Arizona and USF, took in the Seminoles' annual spring game.

"It was a great trip," he said. "I loved everything about it. I love the way the coaches are talking and how it is like a brotherhood there. Also how they take care of the players."

Receivers coach Lawrence Dawsey, Davis' primary recruiter, already has a strong relationship with the versatile rising junior. And by Davis' own admission, Dawsey is more than just another coach.

"Great," he said. "He is one of my favorite coaches there. He keeps it real with me and that's all I ask for. He is more than a football coach, but a mentor and another father figure. He was just saying he wants me up there bad and wants to see me as a Nole."

FSU coach Jimbo Fisher also took some time out to talk to Davis. While he's a quarterback in high school, and thanks to his supreme athleticism, the 5-foot-10 athlete's future could be out wide.

"He really wants me there and loves my ability and how shifty I am in the open field," Davis said about his talk with Fisher. "He says he wants me as a slot receiver"

The Seminoles made a lasting impression beyond the visit. Now that he has experienced the family atmosphere on the team, Davis might have a school pulling into the lead for him.

"After the visit, I really can see myself there," he said. "I have family there so they could see me play."