Weekend Updates: Rileigh Davis, Charlie Reeve, Chibuzor Ugwu
Got a couple of small stories to report on this weekend– funny how much more media coverage UTSA is getting in the off season this year with the move to FBS.
We learned about a new preferred walk-on that I’m honestly kind of excited about: Rileigh Davis is a slender 5’9 slot receiver from 5A San Angelo Central (Davis reports himself at 5’11, 150 on his Hudl profile, alongside a 4.5 40 yard dash and a 31″ vertical FWIW).
In true UTSA fashion, his father is a former head coach and athletic director. Davis won Offensive Skilled Position Player of the year on his district-champion high school team thanks to his 50 catches for over 550 yards and five touchdowns. The scrawny receiver also rushed for 120 yards and found paydirt once more while rushing.
Most impressively, Davis will be moving to San Antonio just four days after his high school graduation in order to join the team for summer workouts. While he is a project that is highly unlikely to pay off immediately, he definitely looks to have the work ethic to become an offensive threat a couple of years down the line. I was quite impressed with his tape and definitely think he would be worth a scholarship to a lot of schools so it’s great that UTSA was able to land him with zero risk. Davis has some terrific ball skills and shows good field vision after the catch. The dude definitely does the small things right.
Footballscoop is reporting that former Texas State Running Back/Recruiting Director Charlie Reeve has been offered the Tight End coaching position by Larry Coker. Reeve is a guy that Bobcat fans love, and was instrumental in helping Coach Franchione land a great recruiting class last year with only a mere month to work with before NSD.
Of course as you all know, Texas State led the WAC in recruiting this year, according to Rivals. Coach Reeve also did a stand-up job of incorporating freshman running back Terrance Franks into the offense. Reeve is a great coach and a terrific recruiter, so I’m hoping Coach Coker made him an offer that he can’t resist.
Edit: Forgot Reeve was fired last year. He coaches Wide Receivers at Odessa Permian. Further research shows that Dan McCarney had this sniffed out a month ago.
I’ve been informed by a source close to the situation that 2014 defensive lineman Chibuzor Ugwu is in fact very interested in becoming a Roadrunner and has UTSA at the top of his list after the coaching staff stepped out and offered the young prospect.
I wrote about Ugwu just a few days ago, so you can click here to read up on the promising pass rusher out of Hightower. Obviously it’s still very early in Ugwu’s recruiting cycle, but it would be a big sign of UTSA’s recruiting progress if they could land a commitment from a guy that’s still about 22 months away from his signing day. Ugwu recently tweeted this:
A UTSA alumnus that has been cast away to Austin, Jared enjoys live music and a craft beer. He thinks four verts is the best play in football but loves a QB sneak on fourth and inches. Twitter