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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
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Playing basketball has paid a lot of dividends for Broken Arrow's Frankie Davis.

The sport has allowed him to develop his agility and display his athleticism, both of which are eye-catching commodities in the world of football recruiting.

As basketball began to wind down in February and March, Davis' football recruiting began to pick up. Arkansas State was the first to offer a scholarship to the 6-foot-3, 230-pound defensive end, who ranks No. 19 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 recruiting list. Other programs like Memphis, Louisiana-Monroe and Tulsa came on as well, growing his offer list to seven schools.

Coaches at Oklahoma, Washington State, Missouri and Kansas are showing interest, but the bigger programs aren't sure he's big enough. Davis has the skills and the talent to play defensive end, but his 220-pound frame screams linebacker.

That's where basketball season hurts him most.

“The big downside is that I lose a lot of weight with all the running,” Davis said. “I'd like to get up to 240 or 245 this season, because the bigger schools have questions about my size.”

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by Scott Wright
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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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