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10 For Tuesday: Meet The Davis Brothers


Big Blue Nation added two new members late this afternoon when the Davis twins announced they’ll be transferring to Kentucky to play football.

Here are 10 things you should know about them…


1.) They were stars at Austintown Fitch High School just outside of Youngstown, Ohio.

Youngstown, of course, is the home of Mark Stoops and Vince Marrow, an area Kentucky is beginning to own in recruiting. Marrow is currently recruiting a running back, Darrin Hall, from Austintown Fitch in the 2015 class, also.


2.) They had offers from Oregon, West Virginia, UCLA, Baylor, Arkansas, Oregon State, Purdue and Vanderbilt.

The twins picked up a little more than 20 total offers in high school, mostly from the same programs. If a school only showed interest in one of them, that school was immediately removed from consideration.

“We knew from Day 1 we were going to go to school together,” Demitrious Davis told ESPN in 2012.


3.) They were top 40 prospects in Ohio and top 40 athletes in the 2012 class, according to

Demitrious and Chris were the 32nd and 33rd ranked athletes, respectively. They were No. 39 and No. 40 in the state of Ohio.


4.) ESPN Recruiting called Demitrius “a blur of an athlete in space.”

An excerpt from his ESPN scouting report in 2012:

“This guy is an absolute nightmare to deal with at the high school level as a dual-threat, run first quarterback that will likely move to cornerback or slot receiver at the next level. He is dramatically undersized or he would be a national recruit as both an ATH and dual-threat QB because he throws the ball surprisingly well. He is a short prospect, but can flat out run. He is a blur of an athlete in space. Displays rapid acceleration, supreme top end speed and moves like a jack rabbit laterally. He has a low center of gravity, can jump cut, shows excellent vision with sharp cuts to exploit the cutback lane. He is the ideal zone runner and could be a spread offense utility back. He explodes through tiny creases in-line and once at the second level he is a homerun threat that can take it the distance. Will win most, if not all footraces at this level.”

ESPN ranked him the 25th best athlete in the class and the 10th best recruit in Ohio.


5.) Demitrious will play offense, Chris will play defense.

Demitrious will be used in the slot and at running back in Neal Brown’s Air Raid offense. Chris will help out on the defensive side of the ball in the secondary.


6.) They both bench 350, squat 450, and run a sub 4.4 40-yard dash.

Wait, what?

Demitrious is listed at 5’10”, 175 lbs. in the Pitt media guide. Chris is 5’9”, 180 lbs.


7.) They announced their transfer from Pitt on May 12, 2013.

The twins cited a change in the offense as their reason for leaving. Former Pitt head coach Todd Graham ran a spread offense before his successor, Paul Chryst, implemented a pro-style offense. Demitrious and Chris were adamant about playing in a spread offense in college during their recruitment. After announcing the transfer, Chris tweeted that he had to put himself in the best position to succeed.

Pitt prohibited them from transferring to an ACC school or Arizona or Arizona State where former Pitt coaches are on staff.


8.) They will walk on this year.

But the opportunity to earn a scholarship in the future is there.


9.) They will have three years of eligibility at Kentucky beginning in 2014.

And they should be more than ready to go when their time rolls around. They will be able to run with the scout team all season and participate in fall and spring camps.


10.) They’re excited.

Welcome aboard.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

15 Comments for 10 For Tuesday: Meet The Davis Brothers

  1. FreshJive
    7:56 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    Al B Sure had kids?

  2. Ruck
    8:00 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    Good for UK. It just seems a little strange that the twins had multiple BCS schools offering scholarships and now they’re walkons. Go cats.

  3. Tampa Satchel
    8:19 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    Welcome to BBN, Davis squared!

  4. Bobolopolis
    8:26 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    They’ll be walkons for a season. 2014 they’ll be on scholarship. Otherwise we have a helluva coaching staff recruiting them if they enticed those two guys with that kind of speed and power to come play without a scholarship.

  5. Ruck
    8:40 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    4-Oh, ok. Thanks. go cats

  6. Costa Rica
    8:45 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    2- I don’t think UK has any scholarships left to give out for 2013-14.

    We’re very lucky to have these extremely fast and gifted players coming to UK. No more fluff, no more filler… every player committing to UK now is quality.

  7. FreshJive
    8:52 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    Night and day bitches.

  8. Jerry Tipton
    8:52 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    Waaah!! Make it stop!!!!!

  9. FreshJive
    8:56 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    “Can you feel it baby…I can…excuse me…Do you think I might be able to touch you”. Al B Sure…bitches

  10. NL
    9:20 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    5.7 3 star out of high school with offers from schools like Oregon and Arkansas. Both run 4.4 and are strong too. These kids would have been the stars of any one of Joker’s recruiting classes

  11. YSR2KSR
    10:50 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink


  12. #1 in bbal and fball
    10:51 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

  13. Party in KY
    11:30 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    Scholarship players want to pay out of state tuition as walk ons costing their parents at least 100,000 a year room, tuition and meals.
    Someone explain to me what is going on?

  14. W.W.B.B.N.D?
    7:55 am June 19, 2013 Permalink

    Great pick up

  15. Fort Worth Cats fan
    7:55 am June 19, 2013 Permalink

    Welcome aboard! OK, I’ll ask if no one else noticed. The Davis’ men resemblance to ’90s UK CB and former Tates Creek all-stater Bill Campbell is striking. Did they come home to papa?