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Davis twins transferring from Pitt to Kentucky

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Not only is Mark Stoops making eye-opening inroads on the recruiting trail at Kentucky — the Wildcats are No. 2 in‘s 2014 team rankings for football — but he and his staff are also viewed as viable transfer options for talented players at other schools as well.

Demitrious Davis confirmed to the Louisville Courier-Journal‘s Kyle Tucker that he and his twin brother, Chris Davis, have decided to continue their collegiate playing careers at Kentucky.  It was reported last month that both players would be leaving Pittsburgh.

The decision came after the brothers, Ohio natives, visited UK earlier Tuesday, and the connection to their home state appeared to play a role on some level in landing in Lexington.

“The coaching staff they’ve brought in is great,” Demitrious Davis said of Stoops, also an Ohio native, “and after the visit today, it just felt like home. It felt good to be there. We’ve seen all the other Ohio guys that will be there, and we know how good Ohio football is.”

Both of the Davis twins were three-star members of Pitt’s 2012 recruiting class, rated as the No. 32 (Demitrious, who will be a wide receiver/running back at UK) and No. 33 (Chris, cornerback) “athletes” in the nation by  They were the No. 39 and No. 40 players, respectively, in the state of Ohio.

The brothers will be forced to sit out the 2013 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.

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4 Responses to “Davis twins transferring from Pitt to Kentucky”
  1. thegamecocker says: Jun 19, 2013 12:40 AM

    Stoops is doing a good job. This will make the SEC an even better conference for football.

  2. jthammerstix says: Jun 19, 2013 1:22 AM


  3. roundup5 says: Jun 19, 2013 1:44 PM

    Stoops and one particular assistant will wait, and then go after
    players that commit to other schools. They will shoot them a
    line a mile long. I mean really, why go out and bust your butt
    recruiting, when you can sit back and steal other schools’

  4. collegenumber19 says: Jun 19, 2013 2:53 PM

    So much for Stoops waiting for other recruits. Including the twins Stoops has 20 commitments for 2014

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