Last year, Ze’Vian Capers was “The Guy” at receiver for Denmark, but he is now at Auburn, and the Danes are looking for a new go-to target at receiver. Who will step up? Well, there certainly seems to be some hype surrounding rising senior receiver Teddy Davenport.
The quick steady-handed received had a strong junior year becoming one of Aaron McLaughlin’s favorite secondary options. He showed reliable hands, good route running and knack at slipping into gaps within the secondary for nice gains.
Going into his senior year, there is a lot on the line, not just for Denmark high school, but also individually for Davenport. With the outbreak of Covid-19, Davenport has had to adapt, but believe he has taken advantage of his time.
“During March, when Corona first started we had online school. I would workout every single day around 12 to whenever after – I did all of my school work in the morning.” Davenport continued, “I fell in love with being in the weight room during Covid a lot more; my dad has pushed me so much harder and my results went flying through the roof. I’ve gained 17 lbs. since last season and I’m so much bigger, faster, and stronger.”
Davenport last told us he was right at 177 lbs, and just from hearing around this offseason, it sounds like he really has made a big jump athletically. No doubt, the Denmark senior has made some mad gains in the weight room, but he still believes his best skills come from his fundamentals.
“My biggest strength on the field is definitely my crisp route running. Also, my hands, I have really good hands. I get open, and I catch everything.” Moving over to his weaknesses, Davenport confessed, “I think my weakness was blocking at the time of last year, but I started to become really good at block by the end of my junior year.”
Davenport’s recruitment has yet to see much action, a few schools have expressed interest, but without the camps to to show how much he has improved, the evaluation period has underwhelmed. “Recruitment this offseason wasn’t expected as I planned going into my junior year, but Coastal Carolina has showed some interest to go along with Georgia Southern, Furman, Samford, Old Dominion, Austin-Peay, UAB and Lehigh.”
Still, the senior is hearing from a good bit of schools, and a strong start to his senior year could make all the difference. Denmark will be moving up to 7-A next year and will take on a much tougher schedule than they endured in 4-A. Davenport and his teammates will certainly be tested going up against the biggest schools in the state, but that opens up big opportunities as well.
“My goal this fall is to be the best player, teammate, and leader I can be for this team to win the region championship this fall.”
There is a lot at stake over the next few months here for Davenport, the progress he has made since last year has certainly been legit, and he could very well be set for a near 1000-yard season upcoming here, so stay tuned to @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter to hear the latest on the senior and the rest of the Peach State players around the state.
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