USF head Coach Jeff Scott received a verbal commit by way of Polk County once again with a pledge from Auburndale Safety Elijah ‘Scooby’ Davis. This makes both commitments thus far for USF hailing from the Tampa Bay Area.
S Elijah ‘Scooby’ Davis
6’1, 165 lbs
Auburndale High School, Auburndale, Florida
Recruiting Rankings: Three-Star (0.8577) on 247, Three-Star (5.6) on Rivals.
Other notable offers: Iowa State, West Virginia, Michigan, UCF.
A major player in helping the resurgence of Auburndale football, and teammates with current USF DB Jaelen Stokes, Davis was instrumental in getting the bloodhounds back to the playoffs this past season. He compiled 34 tackles, two interceptions, and four pass deflections as a hard hitting safety for the bloodhounds. He showed great vision in the secondary, and was not afraid to come up and provide run support as needed.
TOUCH DOWN Hounds! Elijah Davis for a pick six! XP by Conner Edmunds is good! Hounds lead the Panthers, 14-0, with 2:51 left in the 1st Qtr #waytogohounds #districtgame @polkpreps pic.twitter.com/B2VZsKZq6W— Auburndale HS (@AHSbloodhounds) October 25, 2019
Loading the secondary was huge for Coach Scott, and with Davis’ commitment, he’s showing no sign of slowing down in searching the Tampa Bay Area for talent. Between the 2021 and 2022 cycle, Scott has added seven new players into his secondary.