Kentridge High School was home to the #1 Tight End out West last season in Oregon State bound Caleb Smith. The monstrous speedster has hands, feet, and a physical presence that made him a hot prospect. This year another talented kid is climbing the ranks at Kentridge High. And this guy is all about the speed factor.
Junior Jimmie Davis can flat out fly. While there is no way to know for sure how fast he is we know he is in the laser 4.4 range and he is looking to prove that at the Nike SPARQ Combine in June at Tigard High School.
"Would a 4.3 be fast enough," said David smiling. He is really motivated and knows that speed is the one thing that can separate any kid from the pack.
What is so great about Jimmie is that he will not be a bit worried if he does not make it. It is the goal that is present in his mind and he is one driven kid.
The 5'10" – 180 pound athlete made a trip to San Antonio where he had a great time at the Army All American Combine.
"It was the best combine I've been to so far. The best part was competing against the Nations top athletes and going 1 on 1 against the receivers. I felt great about my performance in the events. I Just wish 1 on 1's lasted longer," he said.
After that and being one of the top guys on the WashingtonPreps.com preseason watch list he gained some attention at the Collegiate level. He was invited to a number of Junior Days and some rising stars camps and says things are really picking up. As they should be.
"Basically I know that I can play at slot, tailback, wide receiver, or cornerback," he offered. "But corner is where I feel very natural and that I can shine the most."
That is are freshing thing to hear as most high school kids given a choice want to the the guy with the rock instead of the defensive guy. That DB spot is a pressure pact one and a spot on the field most guys shy away from.
Not Davis who says he loves the position and prides himself on his speed and ability to read the opposing player. Jimmie is built much like O'Dea High Schools Jayshawn Jordan who was the top Corner in the region last year and who is heading for Idaho. Both kids are built with that muscular explosive frame and have great footwork, lateral movement, and speed to boot.
Could Jimmie Davis be the next big thing? Yes. He sure could.
Will he hit his 4.4 or 4.3 laser 40? Well we will be there in June so stay tuned!
Now here is his film from last season. Enjoy Jimmie Davis of Kentridge.