TCPalm Super 11: Treasure Coast tight end/fullback Keegan Davis has power, versatility
TCPalm is announcing its annual Super 11, the list of the top recruited senior football players on the Treasure Coast. TCPalm is counting down from No. 11 to No. 1, with two players announced per week. The No. 1 player will be revealed on Sunday, July 26.
PORT ST. LUCIE — Keegan Davis is a rarity.
The Treasure Coast senior tight end/fullback is a skilled runner and pass catcher. He's also a punishing blocker who embraces his role in the Titans' single-wing scheme.
"I love the dirty work," Davis said. "I love the feeling of smashing through somebody and lead block for a great quarterback like Turk (Watkins), scoring and celebrating after with my teammates."
Davis' value and impact on the Titans' offense the past two seasons is undeniable. His blocking and ability to pick up tough yards between the tackles is a big reason why Treasure Coast had the area's top scoring offense in 2019.
Treasure Coast coach Irvin Jones said one of the things that makes Davis special is that he's a bit of a throwback player in a position that a lot of offensive schemes have phased out.
It also helps that he's very talented.
"He is a big part of our offense because he’s asked to do a bunch of different things," Jones said. "We run power he’s asked to kick out a big defensive end. On other plays he’s asked to take on linebackers. Then he’s asked to carry the ball. Then he goes out on routes on pass plays. If it’s a long drive, then he’s asked to make a perfect snap on a field goal or punt. He’s a big part of what we do and our success.
"He’s a tough kid who wants to finish blocks and what he has done is expand his game. A lot of schools can use him as a stand-up tight end and use him on route. He can block. He’s getting extra work and he’s moving the best he’s been moving and probably the strongest he’s been. I wouldn’t expect him to get stronger than he was. The bonus with him at the next level is he’s a really good long snapper."
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Davis was a first-team All-Area and second-team all-state selection in 2019 and earned honorable mention on the All-Area team in 2018. He scored six touchdowns in 2019, including three against Vero Beach in the Titans 31-30 overtime loss on Oct. 11.
Those three touchdowns are notable considering no other team scored three touchdowns against the Fighting Indians during the regular season.
"I feel like I'm a very versatile player," Davis said. "I bring a series of things to the table. I'm able to run the ball. Catch the ball and do it at a college level. I also feel I'm a great blocker. I'm a finisher. I think its because I work with the offensive line a lot."
The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Davis is ranked No. 6 on the TCPalm Super 11. He announced his commitment to Marshall last week after receiving offers from Florida A&M, FAU, Furman and Georgia Southern.
Colleges recruited him to play an H-back or tight end role, depending on their scheme. Considering the impact Davis has had on the Titans the past two seasons, it's easy to see why they like him.
"I'm looking for a place where I can contribute early," Davis said. "A place where I wouldn’t have to redshirt. A place where if I didn't play football I could live there. And a place that feels like a brotherhood, like family."
Treasure Coast TE/FB
TCPalm Super 11 rank: 6
Height, weight: 6-foot-3, 235 pounds
2019 stats/honors: 6 touchdowns, TCPalm all-area first-team selection, FloridaHSFootball all-state Class 8A second team
Committed to: Marshall