Santa Ana (California) Mater Dei sophomore running back Jordon Davison had another big game over the weekend, showing why he is one of the best defensive players in the 25th class.
Expected to be a tight game, Mater Dei crushed a strong team from Los Alamitos, Calif., who finished 24th in the national MaxPreps rankings with a score of 52-0. Davison was one of the offensive stars of the game, running for 124 yards on 10 carries and scoring two touchdowns.
For the year, Davison rushed for 1,425 yards and threw for 16 touchdowns, averaging over nine yards per carry. He is currently ranked 14th in the nationwide 247Sports Composite and is nowhere close to reaching his full potential.
He has a really good combination of strength, stamina, and speed, as well as a top speed that allows him to surpass the minor. His game will take a big leap when he learns to run with higher knee movement, which will make him significantly faster, and he is fast enough.
“His football IQ is off the charts,” said Mater Dei head coach Bruce Rollinson. “He is one of the smartest defenders I have ever met. He not only knows his tasks, but he also knows what everyone else should be doing, and he is a real learner of the game, and it is a pleasure to train him.”
In terms of recruiting, Davison has been on the road several times this season and has checked out games in Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and most recently Georgia.
“I was in Georgia for the Tennessee game,” Davison said. “I liked it there and I liked the family atmosphere. The game atmosphere was crazy, they were loud throughout the game, even at the end of the game, they were still tuned in, I’ve never experienced this before.
“Georgia offered me back in March and I have a really good relationship with the coaches. I was able to meet Coach (David) Hill and Coach (Dell) McGee and also tour the campus. I talked to the players and hung out. with other recruits and just had a great time.”
Davison said his visit to the University of Pennsylvania was also a revelation.
“That game atmosphere was incredible too,” Davison said. “The atmosphere was over the top and I really like the attack and how well they control the ball. The facilities were some of the best I have seen, they were very good.
“I feel like I can fit into their system very well and they can develop me as a player and teammate there. I also liked how they played the young players, they showed their freshman backs and played them early and it definitely stood out to me.”
This weekend, Mater Dei, currently ranked No. 1 in the nation, will take on Bellflower (California) contender St. John Bosco, national runner-up in the Rose Bowl at the CIF Championships.