POSTED: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 4:51pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 6:38pm
Three weeks ago, Rio Rancho Cleveland Senior-to-be Quarterback Cole Gautsche became the first New Mexico high school football player to verbally commit to a Division-1 school for the 2012 season. Gautsche committed to NMSU. He led the Cleveland High School Storm football team to the quarterfinals last season, while running the ball much his junior year.
North Mesquite, Texas QB King Davis has committed to play football for New Mexico State. Davis, a senior-to-be in the fall, said he committed to New Mexico State because the coaches said they would give him the opportunity to play quarterback.
"I didn't want to go to a school that might move me to receiver or DB," Davis said. "I'm sure I want to play quarterback so that was a big decision."
Davis threw for 1,182 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior last season in an offense that mainly capitalized on the talents of running back Joseph Bergeron.
New Mexico State was the first school to offer Davis, although schools like Louisiana Tech, Rice and Kansas had expressed interest.
"He was their No. 1 choice and he fits their offense real well," North Mesquite coach Mike Robinson said. "They want to throw the ball and have an athletic quarterback who can run."
Oral commitments are non-binding.