Outside the Huddle and Blitz are counting down who they feel are the top 50 individual players in northeast Indiana heading into the 2022 season.
Our highest preseason honor, the fourth-annual First Eleven profiles the top players (in the mind of Outside the Huddle) entering this fall.
No. 4: S/WR C.J. Davis, Bishop Dwenger
A switch from Northrop to Bishop Dwenger doesn’t change much when it comes to analyzing Davis’ game. His ability to change direction on a dime and accelerate make him an outstanding safety who can cover like a corner. Arguably no defender in the area plays the ball better in the air than Davis, who can be physical yet focused on incoming passes.
Davis is a solid run stopper as well when the defense goes into short-yardage or goal-line sets. He moves extremely well laterally and can fire through a hole to make a play.
Offensively, Davis can turn the corner with his plus speed or create on the fly in the screen game. He plays the deep ball as a receiver as well as he does a safety, playing the ball at the apex in traffic.
The addition of Davis, a Marshall verbal commit, gives Bishop Dwenger some big-time experience and talent on both sides of the football, with some special teams duties mixed in this year.
COACH’S QUOTE ON C.J. DAVIS
“CJ is an outstanding young man! A natural leader on and off the field. He will have a tremendous impact in all three facets of our team this season. God has truly blessed him with great skill, a high football IQ and a relentless work ethic..” – Bishop Dwenger coach Jason Garrett