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Super 30: Basketball pays off for Broken Arrow's Frankie Davis

Schools like Memphis, Arkansas State and Tulsa have offered the defensive end.
by Scott Wright Published: July 3, 2012

Davis says he wouldn't mind being a linebacker if that's where a college team wants him to play, but he prefers defensive end. And the seven schools that have offered all see him on the line.

Broken Arrow coach Steve Spavital thinks it's the perfect position for him, and he doesn't believe the concerns about his weight are valid

“If you look at him, you see how skinny he looks at 220,” the coach said. “I think he has a lot of potential size. He can grow into a fine defensive end.

“He's not that 260-pound guy right now, but he has the potential to get that big. He's so athletic, and he'll just continue that at a larger size.”

And Spavital believes Davis offers a lot more to a college team because of his character.

“He's just a great kid,” Spavital said. “He's been involved here since he was little, and I can't think of a day he's missed. He's a perfect kid to coach.”

by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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No. 19: Frankie Davis

School: Broken Arrow

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 220 pounds

Position: Defensive end

Offers: Tulsa, Memphis, Arkansas State and New Mexico highlight a list that now totals seven offers.


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