The Washington Football team recruiting efforts are wasting no time recruiting solid talent for the 2019 class. And RB Cameron Davis is very talented
The 2018 Washington Football team is squeezing all the NCAA eligibility from their talented juniors. Many of the best players are returning for their senior, and final, season. That creates the proverbial double-edged sword. Foir you see, while that is great for the 2018 Washington Football season, it adds tremendous pressure to the 2019 Washington Football recruiting class. After all, coaches can only fill holes in the roster when they appear. It just so happens that a huge void appears before the 2018-2019 football season By the end of this year, the team will need to fill the huge shoes of running back Myles Gaskin. Huge shoes. Huge void. Who can possibly fill Gaskin’s production?
While he cannot be looked to do so alone, 6-foot-0 185 running back Cameron Davis certainly adds the potential to do so eventually. And he will have plenty of opportunity in 2019 and beyond. From the moment Gaskin hangs up his football cleats for the Washington Huskies, the team will search their roster for the next man up. When that happens, Davis plans to be ready.
It keeps you runnin’
The running back position has morphed into one of the most complex, versatile, and valuable roles in the NCAA. Years ago, the role featured a runner (halfback) and blocker/short yardage (fullback). Over time, the game move away from the blocking back, and the running back began to take on a larger and larger role in the passing game.
But blocking never left the position. It simply migrated to the passing game, where running backs are tasked with confronting blitzers and anyone rushing through the line of scrimmage. After the coast is clear for the quarterback, the running back routes out to the flat or to the middle of the field and becomes an outlet for the quarterback. If the primary receivers are covered, throw it to the running back.
Davis is a running back who can smell a hole opening in the line of scrimmage. And once he does, he turns downhill and blasts through. Downhill is in his genetics. He does not juke as much as simply outspeeds to the hole.
Speed is not his only asset. But it’s plenty good. He has great instincts of how to use his blockers. Davis is unlke many rushers who simply crawl up into their back pockets and use them to shield himself from would be tacklers. Instead, he uses their vectors on the football field and elects the best running possible lane.
Four junior spots filled
And he is uncanny solid when he gets to the outside. Seemingly in slow motion, he outrushes defenders to the edge and then turns downfield, leaving pursuers in a cloud of dust. I have not seen his ability to catch passes in wheel routes or in the flat. But even if not a skill he masters this season, you can bet he’ll get plenty of practice with the Washington Football team in 2019.
I don’t think it’s any small coincidence that the Washington Football team recruited heavily in the positions vacated by starting seniors. With two offensive tackles, one running back and one quarterback committed, the 2019 recruiting class is off to a great start. If the pattern continues, the team will surely seek help at tight end, defensive tackle, wide receiver, safety, and inside linebacker. Right now, the team has a number of solid recruits with offers extended.
Myles Gaskin is 5-foot-10 and 185 pounds. Cameron Davis is 6-foot-0 and 185 pounds, but still growing and adding muscle mass. Both are great downhill runners. And Davis plans to continue the excellence of Washington running backs in the Pac-12 and NFL. He’s on his way to doing so.