Keshaun Davis is one of the best players from the Columbus, Georgia area in the Class of 2025.
The 5-foot-3, 120-pound Davis, who attends Rothschild Leadership Academy, is a dynamic player that works as a quarterback, running back, wide receiver, defensive end and middle linebacker for the Clubview Panthers.
Davis has earned plenty of recognition during his outstanding career, such as: winning MVP at the Diamond D1 Savage All-Star Game and being selected to play in several city tournaments like the River City Classic, Eric Berry event, Panama City Thanksgiving All-Stars event.
Davis is humbled by the accolades.
“Being recognized in certain events and receiving certain awards make me feel like I'm doing everything right and that my hard work is paying off,” Davis said. “I got the chance to play with so many other players with as many talents as I have. It was a great experience and feeling.”
No matter the opponent, every game Davis is determined to give it his all.
Davis is going all out.
The motor is always at full throttle whenever Davis steps between the lines.
“The more I go at it, the better I feel I get at each position that’s thrown my way,” Davis said. “No matter the position I want to make the opponent have to grind and work for everything when I’m on the field.”
Davis has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the field. Davis tells why he enjoys the game of football so much.
“It’s fun overall but it also shows you how to take things serious very quickly,” Davis said. “It trains my mind how to be mature and set goals for myself to achieve on a daily basis.”
Davis has learned many valuable lessons from playing football that he applies to his everyday life.
The main one is applying perspective to all situations.
“Playing football has taught me so much about life,” Davis said. “Playing has taught me teamwork, handling success, and most of all discipline. These are things I will need in my life all together.”
Davis recalls his favorite football memory.
“Making it to the Peanut Bowl with the Clubview Panthers because that was their first time ever making it that far in the game which showed how hard we worked during the season,” Davis said. “It was a great memory that I’ll remember forever.”
Markevieus Clark is Davis’ coach for the Clubview Panthers.
Clark explains the best parts of Davis’ game.
“What makes him great is the IQ he has for every position, his love for the game and he is very humble. Big plays don’t excite him and he never shows any emotion. He is just a silent killer on the field and great in the classroom,” Clark said. “As for as his technique at QB, I like the way he leads by example. He knows how to read a defense. He has a strong, accurate arm and he takes everything in. Every kid on the team looks up to him. At running back, he runs between the tackles and has the speed to get to the outside. He runs behind his pads. He is a great blocker with excellent vision, great hands and is always a threat to break for a big play any time the ball in his hands. At wide receiver, he has great hands and can run every route. He will go up over a defensive back to catch a ball and will catch the ball going across the field into the defense. He is a great blocker down the field. At linebacker, he has a nose for the football and the speed to run sideline to sideline with any skill player he is on. He can make plays blitzing or reading and he reads the ball well, which leads to interceptions.”
Davis takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Davis makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.
“I demonstrate being a good teammate by helping my fellow teammates out,” Davis said. “Telling them that it’s ok to make mistakes as long as we take them and learn from them. That’s all that matters.”
Clark adds that Davis is one of those consummate teammates that every squad needs to be successful.
“As for leadership he demonstrates it by never complaining. No matter what you ask him he gives a 100 percent on every play,” Clark said. “When it’s time for us to check report cards he’s on honor roll and he tries to tell kids what they’re doing wrong and how they could fix it and most of all with his play on the field.”
Davis is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.
“I learned that I can depend on myself to improve my skills,” Davis said. “And that I can be a leader if I speak up.”
Clark is an advocate of Davis’ capabilities.
“He has made so many big plays that affected the outcome of games for us. He’s a big-time player that isn’t afraid of huge moments,” Clark said. “We wouldn’t have the success we did without his efforts.”
In addition to making clutch plays, Davis is developing a high level of football IQ as well.
Davis is growing into excellent football awareness that puts him in position to thrive.
“He uses his IQ well to make plays,” Clark said. “Sometimes I can’t believe some of the stuff the kid does.”
Davis is on the grind to perfect and hone his craft in any way possible.
“His work ethic is great and as for as training I work with him. I talk to constantly about what to do in certain situations and he stays busy with sports through basketball, football and baseball,” Clark said. “I think they all help with the other sports in some way and I also show him a lot of YouTube videos of some of the greats on the field.”
Clark explains why he compares Davis to these Carolina Panthers stars.
“At QB I think he is more like a Cam Newton and on defense I think Luke Kuechly because he does it all with tackles, interceptions, forced fumbles, big hits and finds the ball well,” Clark said.
Davis patterns his mentality after Newton.
“I really look up to Cam Newton because he shows how to still come out on top of any situation under pressure,” Davis said.
Davis is constantly striving for greatness in everything that he does.
“My goal is to succeed not just sports wise but academically and financially too,” Davis said. “One day I want to help every community that I can because everyone isn’t able and helping people out is how you get the biggest blessings.”
Davis explains his collegiate aspirations.
“Auburn University is my dream college because their sports aren’t just about success,” Davis said. “They also have very good discipline.”
Davis lists math as his favorite subject in school.
“I understand it more than others,” Davis said. “It gives me a challenge each time.”
Clark outlines the areas of improvement that will take Davis to the next level.
“I work with him on when to go down and not take big hits, reading defenses at QB getting what he can get out of a play because you won’t score on every play,” Clark said. “And when he makes a mistake, leave it in the past because everybody makes them.”
Clark believes the sky is the limit as long as Davis continues to stay hungry.
“His potential is wherever he wants to go and whatever he wants to do. I promise you I have never seen an athlete like this kid at his age,” Clark said. “He’s getting better and it’s scary because he’s already so strong and has gotten faster. I always told him once you get faster ain’t nobody going to be able to handle you on the field.”
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