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The Oklahoman's Super 30: Del City's Sherrod Davis looking to prove himself through versatility

Del City wide receivr/defensive back Sherrod Davis is being recruited by New Mexico, Central Oklahoma, East Central and other schools. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]
Del City wide receivr/defensive back Sherrod Davis is being recruited by New Mexico, Central Oklahoma, East Central and other schools. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

DEL CITY — Feliecia Davis, mother of Del City standout Sherrod Davis, cried with joy when her son received his first offer to play college football. With his final season at Del City on the horizon, he’s now looking to prove himself and reel in even more.

Sherrod is one of the most versatile athletes on the roster, according to Eagles coach Mike Dunn.

“He’s a big-time player for us.” Dunn said. “There’s not a route that he can’t run, there’s not a ball we throw to him we don’t think he’ll catch. On defense, he’s a guy that makes us pretty multiple. It’s a glass ceiling for him.”

At 6-foot-3, 215-pounds, he can play any variation of receiver, be it a vertical or underneath threat, as well as drop-back or downhill defensive back.

Last year, he led Del City in receiving yards and touchdowns, and also started at cornerback. He finished his junior campaign with 575 yards, nine touchdowns and 33 receptions. The Eagles finished 9-3 in 2019.

He developed a love for basketball early in high school, but explained that football was always his "first love." When COVID-19 canceled the Del City boys' basketball state championship run last season, Davis immediately began focusing on bettering himself for the football field.

Next season, he’ll be moving to safety, but will likely be used more aggressively than most traditional safeties due to his size and speed.

“He’s getting recruited as an athlete,” Dunn said. “But I think once they see him on defense — one play he’s coming off the edge and the next play taking a deep half and the next play rolling down… He’s gonna be multiple and people are gonna start seeing what he can do at the next level.”

Growing up, Davis’ mother Feliecia never let him doubt that he could continue playing football beyond high school, something he adopted to his mindset. An early morning call from Dunn let him know he had received his first ever offer to play college football. Despite never letting her son doubt that he could make it, the happy tears came anyways.

Davis’ current Division I offer is from New Mexico, but he’s looking to prove he’s worthy of more.

“Personally, I feel I have a lot to prove, because I don’t have as big of offers as I feel I should have.” He said. “So I have to ball out to feel like I get what I deserve.”

His Division II offers consist of Central Oklahoma, East Central, Missouri Western and Northeastern.

When asked how he would sell himself to other schools, Davis’ message was simple.

“Watch out for my senior season… 'Cause I’m coming this year.”


About the series

The Oklahoman’s Super 30 feature series will spotlight each high school football player on the Super 30 recruit rankings for the 2021 class. The series continued Monday with No. 28, Del City’s Sherrod Davis. See No. 27 on the list in Tuesday’s edition of The Oklahoman.

Here are the players we’ve featured so far:

No. 30: Luke McEndoo, FB/DE, Stillwater

No. 29: Cameron Little, K/P, Southmoore

No. 28: Sherrod Davis, WR/DB, Del City


Name: Sherrod Davis

School: Del City

Super 30 ranking: No. 28

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 215 pounds

Positions: Wide receiver, defensive back

Recruited by: New Mexico, Central Oklahoma, East Central, Missouri Western, Northeastern State

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