Known as one of the country’s top prospects out on the West Coast, it was a no-brainer decision for NFL veteran Mark McMillian and staff to recently stop on the nationwide Blue-Grey Jersey Presentation Tour to recognize Kevin Davidson.
In terms of talent, few compare with the 6-4 and 215-pound quarterback from San Ramon Valley (CA), committed to UC Davis. Still, and often overlooked given his skill set, is the fact Davidson is a high-character recruit in the Class of 2016.
Before heading off to college for the next soon-to-be successful chapter in his life, both on and off the field naturally, he will line up for the West vs. East in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl on Dec. 20 at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium.
Worth mentioning, shortly thereafter, two other games take place on the big stage: North vs. South on Jan. 9 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium and Blue vs. Grey on Jan. 16 Jacksonville Jaguars’ EverBank Field.
“I’ll put Davidson up against some of the country’s best players at his position. You know, he’s on my team in about month, I expect him to represent, and do well with the chance,” said McMillian, a coach for the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl.
Prior to making the all-important call and committing to the Aggies back in mid-July, Davidson had a laundry list of potential suitors. Arizona State, Cal, Colorado, Stanford and UCLA were among the nearby schools interested in him.
As for the rest of the nation, programs from the SEC and ACC, among other powerhouse conferences, remained in constant contact with Davidson. The fact he carries a 4.2 GPA certainly helped matters. Therein lies the key, perhaps.
“Playing in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl is a once in a lifetime opportunity, there’s no better way to end my high school career,” Davidson said. “Everything that I’ve worked for over the years, all of the effort, it’s finally paying off.”
He’s indeed earned everything to this point, starting with a memorable performance at February’s Blue-Grey Regional Combine. Davidson duplicated the feat at June’s Blue-Grey Super Combine. Both workouts were held at College of San Mateo (CA).
Again, it the success goes back to him possessing plenty of redeeming qualities. Regardless of whether Davidson is underneath center or spending time away from the gridiron, he’s as well-rounded as they come. A true student-athlete.
Character counts, it always has in the eyes of the Blue-Grey Football Selection Committee. In this case, rightfully so, Davidson was unanimously rewarded a visit on the brand’s Jersey Presentation Tour and a roster spot for the All-American Bowl.