MADISON, Wis – With the early signing period for high school football players beginning on December 19, Badgers Insider takes a closer look at the recruits expected to sign with the University of Wisconsin.
In this edition, we examine Menomonee Falls (Wis.) High tailback Julius Davis.
After rushing for 1,762 yards and 17 touchdowns in 10 games as a junior, Davis started his senior season with the weight of his recruitment off his shoulders, having picked up his Badgers offer shortly after his junior season, leading to a quick commitment. The 5-11 tailback opened the season with 334 yards on 33 carries and three touchdowns in a 28-19 win over Germantown and followed it up with a 203-yard, three-touchdown game on only 15 carries in a 35-0 blowout.
Unfortunately for Davis, he suffered a sports hernia injury that cost him the next seven games. Falls went 2-5 without him. He returned for the playoffs at around 60-70 percent but still managed 70 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries and had a 50-yard kick return.
He finished the year with 607 yards and seven touchdowns.
“I did a lot of hills and a lot of agility work on the ladder and at the beach,” Davis said of his preparations for his senior season. “I worked at Next Level that works with J.J. Watt and Alec James. That definitely helped. I could definitely tell a difference in how I was playing in last year compared to this year.”