Tyler Davis, junior and quarterback at Wellington C. Mepham High School, committed to play Division I football at University of Connecticut in front of family, friends and teammates on June 12. Davis will graduate Mepham early in December and enroll at UConn for the spring semester to begin workouts for the 2015 season.
Head coach Anthony Cracco explained that Davis’ hard work, dedication and unbreakable focus created tremendous opportunities at the collegiate football level. “Tyler Davis walked into Mepham four years ago as a tall, skinny eighth-grader who had a dream of one day becoming a Division I quarterback,” he said. “He worked tirelessly for the next four years to accomplish that goal on the field, in the classroom, in the weight room and anywhere else he felt could make him a better player or a better student-athlete.”
More than 50 college football programs showed interest in Davis – receiving offers from nine, including Bucknell University, Central Connecticut State University, Monmouth University, Old Dominion University, Stony Brook University, University at Albany, University of Connecticut, University at Buffalo and University of Maine.
Davis thanked Coach Cracco, his family, teachers, teammates and administrators at the school for helping to contribute to his success. “I’m so grateful for this opportunity to be able to share this moment of incredible news with so many of the people who helped me achieve my dream,” said Davis. “Every single person in this room, in some way, shape or form, has contributed to this moment and cannot be thanked enough. Without your encouragement, none of this would be possible.”