Tennessee Football Commit teases dual sport opportunity

Tennessee entry Ethan Davis is as athletically gifted as they come. Standing at 6-foot-3 and weighing 221 pounds, however, Davis’ talent extends beyond the football field and onto the basketball court as well.

On Friday afternoon, the Tennessee four-star football tight end tweeted a teaser of himself in a Tennessee basketball uniform.

“Leh, do it,” Davis said of scoring Tennessee Football Vols head coach Josh Heupel and his high school coaches.

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But is it a realistic possibility that Davis could end up playing both football and basketball in Tennessee? According to Davis in a recent interview with GoVols247 of 247 Sportsat least that’s one possibility he wants to try.

In a chat with 247 Sports’ Ryan Callahan on Friday, Davis said being a dual-sport athlete could legitimately be on the table.

“They were 100% with it” Davis spoke about Tennessee’s football staff in an interview with GoVols247. “I do dual sports at Collins Hill, I love both sports, and once the opportunity presented itself, it was a no-brainer for me.”

According to Davis, he even spoke with Tennessee Basketball staff and head coach Rick Barnes about the possibility.

Davis, a four-star tight end in the 2023 class, committed to the Vols on Dec. 12, 2021. Since his announcement, Davis has established himself as one of the first fundamentals of Tennessee’s next recruiting class on RockyTop. When recruited into football, Davis carried 29 total offers according to 247, including SEC schools such as Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, and Texas A&M.

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Currently, Davis plays both basketball and football at Collins Hill High School in Suwanee, Georgia.

According to the recruitment site Verbal commitments, Davis, an on-court shooter, has seven scholarship offers to play basketball. Davis was nominated by Georgia State, Tennessee Tech, Tennessee State, Georgia, Kennesaw State, Middle Tennessee and Ole Miss.

After committing to the Tennessee football team in December, Davis recently found himself in Knoxville for Tennessee Junior Day in late January. Over the weekend, a large number of high school recruits from across the country came to Tennessee to meet with the coaching staff and see the program.

Tennessee Basketball’s Class of 2023 does not have any recruits committed at this time. Meanwhile, Class of 2022 of Tennessee only has one entry, four-star point guard BJ Edwards Jr.

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