All-American CB Jaden Davis details decision timeline after Miami visit

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Jaden Davis is no stranger to the campus at Miami. The 4-star cornerback from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has made the quick trip south more times than he recount offhand.

That’s just the way he wants it.

“I just want to get down as much as possible,” Davis told DieHards, “so that when I make this decision, I feel like it’s the correct one.”

His most recent trip came Feb. 17, when he stopped by the Watsco Center to watch the Hurricanes fall to Syracuse in men’s basketball. While in Coral Gables, Fla., the defensive back took the chance to get another close look at the campus, the business school and, of course, the coaches recruiting him.

Miami, right now, is doing everything right in recruiting the 5-foot-11, 170-pound rising senior, and every time the Hurricanes bring him to campus helps.

“It was just another great experience there at Miami,” Davis said. “Every time I’ve been out there, it’s a great time. It’s a great family aspect. I was able to talk with all the coaches again, so it’s just the more and more I visit, the more I start to fall in love with the school.”

This most recent visit came during one of the Hurricanes’ most important visit weekends of 2018 so far. Davis was one of more than a dozen prospects on campus, including half a dozen from St. Thomas Aquinas. Davis joined 4-star safety Jordan Battle, 3-star outside linebacker Jahmar Brown and 4-star outside linebackers Anthony Solomon and Avery Huff as the Raiders in the Class of 2019 on campus. Derek Wingo, an unranked St. Thomas Aquinas outside linebacker in the Class of 2020, also visited a week ago.

The 2019 prospects, in particular, make up a loaded group, which could potentially make up the backbone of Miami’s defense for years to come. Davis, however, might be the gem of the bunch.

The No. 19 player at his position and No. 208 player overall in the 247Sports composite rankings, Davis secured an invitation to the Under Armour All-America Game last week, then earned defensive back MVP honors at The Opening Miami regional Sunday at Gibson Park. If the Hurricanes can land Davis, they could potentially get a group of his teammates to follow. Davis said it’s something he’s started to think about, particularly with Battle.

“We are really considering going to the same school,” Davis said. “We’ve been talking about it a lot lately, actually.”

Most of Davis’ top options now are in the mix for some of his teammates, too. Davis plans to officially visit Ohio State on April 6. Battle received an offer from the Buckeyes on Friday. Davis will officially visit Oklahoma on April 13. The Sooners offered Battle in January.

Miami’s fiercest competition will still probably be Florida, a school Battle named as part of a top 4 in October. Davis, in fact, will unofficially visit the Gators this weekend. It will be his first time in Gainesville, Fla., since Florida’s coaching change, so he mostly wants to get a sense of the new staff.

It’s important to Davis to learn about the new-look Gators quickly. The corner wants to line up his other three official visits for the spring and summer. He’ll then make a verbal commitment before the start of his senior season.

The potential deciding factor? It might sound cliche, but Davis wants to get a familial feeling.

“My family’s big and we stick together through everything,” Davis said, “so that’s big, just being a family.”

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