#2 Andre Davis
Position: Wide Receiver
Previous College: Santa Rosa (Calif.) Junior College
Status: On Scholarship
Andre R. Davis (b. Nov. 30, 1993) is an athletic receiver who was a special teams contributor in 2014 and saw increased action on offense toward the end of the year. He will compete for more playing time as a senior.
He played in all 13 games last season, coming away with a 5-yard reception at West Virginia, a 9-yard catch against Kansas and five special teams tackles, including four on kickoff coverage.
Davis played two seasons at Santa Rosa Junior College, including the final year under head coach Lenny Wagner.
He was ranked as the nation's fifth-best junior college wide receiver by ESPN. Taking a year off probably is why he didn't muster more recruiting attention, as his coach explained to GoPowercat.com in December 2013:
"Andre played for us in 2011 and had to stay home for some financial reasons during the 2012 season," Wagner said. "He is back here now playing for his second year in 2013. He will be a two-to-play-two guy."
Davis was named an All-Nor-Cal Conference performer in 2013 after hauling in 41 receptions for 841 yards and five touchdowns, while rushing seven times for 27 yards and another touchdown. He also returned 28 kickoffs for a 21.1-yard average with a 98-yard touchdown, and eight punts for a 6.4-yard average and a 58-yard touchdown.
He had a solid freshman JUCO campaign, too, catching 32 passes for 312 yards and two touchdowns, as well as returning 14 punts for an 11.0-yard average and 11 kickoffs for a 16.2-yard average.
Davis prepped at Dunbar High School under head coach Lawrence Smith, helping his team to earn a 13-1 record as a senior and win a Maryland Class 1A State Championship.