COLLEGE BEAT: Two-sport opportunity is what drew Davis to D-II SCSU

COLLEGE BEAT: Two-sport opportunity is what drew Davis to D-II SCSU

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WALLINGFORD — Jordan Davis is happy and relieved to be heading to Southern Connecticut State University to continue his football and track careers.

The Sheehan senior committed to the Division II school on Thursday afternoon.

“It’s great,” Davis said later than night. “It’s a huge stress reliever to finally have a home. It’s just a great feeling.”

Davis earned All-American status in the javelin last spring and, this fall, helped the Sheehan football team capture its first state championship since 1985.

He’s looking forward to continuing both sports at Southern. It’s what drove his decision.

“Going into the recruiting process, I wanted to play both sports,” Davis said. “Not all of the schools I was looking at offered both sports.  Southern worked out perfectly.”

Davis said he had hopes of going Division I, but some schools shied away from him because of the leg injury he suffered in a car accident during his sophomore year.

“God has a plan for me,” Davis said. “Having those Division I schools pass up on me makes me want to be the dude at Southern and have them regret their decision.”

Davis said he felt at home on the New Haven campus after a visit the previous Friday.

“I didn’t want to go that far from home,” Davis said. “The coaching staff is amazing and it’s such a beautiful campus. I can really see myself furthering my education there.”

Davis said he’s strongly considering studying business management.

In the meantime, Davis would like to break some more records in the javelin this spring and help the Shehan track team place in the state meets. He is the reigning Class M and State Open javelin champion.

Looking ahead to next fall at Southern, Davis projects to be used in a similar role to the one in which he was deployed at Sheehan. As a slot and outside receiver, Davis caught 42 passes for 944 yards and 13 touchdowns this season. He also ran the ball 93 times for 827 yards and 18 scores.

Davis was among the Top 26 vote-getters in All-State voting by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association. He was also named to the Walter Camp All-Connecticut First Team.

So was fellow Sheehan senior Terrence Bogan, who defended his state rushing title with 2,201 yards in 2019. Bogan has not yet announced his college plans.