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2 receivers offer commitments to play at UH

Stephen Tsai

The Hawaii football team checked off two more items from its holiday wish list after securing oral commitments from two wide receivers.

Trevor Davis of Alhambra High in Martinez, Calif., and Cecil Doe of North Dakota State College of Science said they notified the UH coaches of their decisions.

Davis will join the Warriors on his birthday (the Fourth of July), enrolling in the school’s bridge summer session.

Doe will join UH in January and participate in the Warriors’ offseason conditioning program and spring training.

Both players made their decisions after this past weekend’s recruiting visits to Hawaii.

"I just love the campus and the team and the atmosphere," Davis said. "I’ve talked to (mainland college) coaches. Sometimes I’ll believe them, sometimes I won’t. But I believe in Hawaii’s coaches. They always told me the straight-up truth about everything."

Davis is 6 feet 1 and 165 pounds. He said he is capable of running the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds.

He also competes in track and field. He has run 100 meters in less than 10.9 seconds, and his goal is 10.7 seconds.

During his visit, Davis said, "They gave us a lot of free time. I went to the beach. I tried not to think about how nice Hawaii is. I wanted to find other reasons."

He said several UH players told him the team was not separated into cliques, something Davis had noticed at other schools.

"Everyone is cool," Davis said of the Warriors. "Everyone gets along They’re really a team."

Davis said he turned down a scholarship from Idaho to commit to UH.

Although he grew up in the Bay Area, Davis said he is a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. His second cousin is All-Pro quarterback Donovan McNabb, who played for the Eagles before moving to the Washington Redskins this year.

He said he has been contacted by Syracuse, McNabb’s alma mater.

"But I told them I’m going to Hawaii," Davis said.

Doe, who was raised in Maple Grove, Minn., had been on UH assistant coach Gordy Shaw’s radar for a while. Shaw was a longtime line coach at the University of Minnesota.

Doe said Shaw had kept track, even when Doe played for a junior college that had a limited passing game.

Doe has the build (6-3, 212 pounds) and speed (4.4 over 40 yards) to conjure comparisons to UH wideouts Rodney Bradley and Darius Bright.

Doe said he was quick to become enamored with Hawaii’s scenery.

"When I first walked out of the (Honolulu International) airport, everything was so beautiful," Doe said. "I saw the trees, and they were so different from what I’m used to seeing. I like the whole atmosphere, the whole place. It’s a beautiful place, especially the facilities. And the people are so kind and accepting."

In addition to sports, Doe enjoys playing the piano. He said he attended the Warriors’ annual banquet Sunday.

"There was a piano (in the hotel lobby)," Doe said, "and I got on there. I can’t help myself. I play by ear. I don’t read music. When I hear something in my head, I start playing it. Besides sports, that’s what I like to do."

 

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