The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets offered three-star running back Malcolm Davidson from Orlando, Florida.
Orlando native Malcolm Davidson received his 17th scholarship offer on Thursday morning. It’s his second offer this week and third over the last two.
Davidson, a three-star running back according to Scout.com has quite the offer list despite not being ranked by most recruiting services. The Osceola High School running back currently holds seven power five program offers including offers from Virginia Tech, Iowa State, Kentucky, and North Carolina.
One major reason the Jackets extended the offer to Davidson beyond his tremendous abilities is his experience of playing in a triple-option offense. Davidson presents a running back who could potentially come in a play right away on The Flats.
Davidson is a smaller running back, standing at 5-foot-9 and 185-pounds. Coming with his small stature, however, is his tremendous speed as he has a 40-yard dash time of 4.44.
The first trait that you notice from Davidson is his explosiveness and ability to break away from would be tacklers. Davidson possesses elite level speed and agility being able to change direction and juke out defenders.
Davidson vertical of 39.2 is a tremendous vertical for a running back and would’ve ranked second in this year’s NFL Combine. In fact, each of Davidson’s testing numbers would’ve ranked within the top ten for running backs.
His Nike Football Rating of 112.53 ranks as 60th best in the nation out of the nation’s top 250 ratings. The Nike Football Rating, in essence, is a calculated rating made by Nike that helps determine a prospect’s athleticism.
Despite not being highly ranked, Davidson’s elite athleticism makes him a very intriguing prospect who could be a top running back at the next level.
Additional recruiting notes:
One thing to note for Davidson outside his skills is his teammate Jordan Redmond. Redmond, a three-star defensive tackle is one of the Yellow Jackets top targets at the position. Redmond received an offer from Tech earlier in the process. With that being said, Davidson seems to be most interested in Kentucky and Minnesota at this time.