2016 Freshman Scouting Report: Kingston Davis

To kick off the official start to the 2016 Michigan football fall camp, we’ve broken down each incoming freshmen football signee. That includes their scouting report, 2016 season prediction as well as a quote from one of their positional coaches.

Kingston Davis, Prattville (AL) Prattville

  • Position: Running Back
  • Height/Weight: 6’1, 245 pounds
  • Commitment Date: April 6th, 2015

Scouting Report: Davis is not the average 245-pound running back. He runs smoothly and can even catch passes out of the backfield. When running the ball, he gets north-south immediately which is beneficial in gaining the most yards per play. Davis was comfortable taking handoffs out of the shotgun at Prattville and is ideal for Jim Harbaugh’s multiple under-the-center formations at Michigan.

True Freshman Projection: Davis certainly is ready to play right away with his size and speed already at Big Ten level. He will be in competition with Ty Isaac and Kareem Walker in spelling De’Veon Smith when Harbaugh and Tyrone Wheatley want a power running back on the field. Davis has the capability to play and earn multiple carries per game as well as being a blocker out of the backfield.

Tyrone Wheatley Quote: “Kingston comes from a military family which lived overseas. He is a very good athlete, a great basketball player. Kingston is a diligent, hard-working young man who played football in Alabama. Football is the buckle of the belt down there. He was the leader on the Prattville team and carried that team this past year. He is a big guy with great vision, great lateral movement and great ball skills. He has an opportunity to come in and compete for playing time and contribute in our short yardage and goal-line situations. Academics play a big role in his life. His parents work in the IT department in the military and they understand and instilled a pride in academics for Kingston. The education that he can receive at Michigan is very important to Kingston and one of the main reasons why he chose to come play football at our institution. He understands what a Michigan education can do for his future. We are excited to have Kingston join our football program.”

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Evan Paputa