Throughout this season, Tennessee football has utilized tight end Princeton Fant in creative ways. With Fant on the way out, four-star prospect Ethan Davis could have an immediate impact for the Vols.
Here are five things to know about the standout from Suwanee, Ga., who comes out of Collins High School.
Where Davis ranks
Davis ranks as a four-star across the board. He measures out at 6-foot-5 and 221-pounds.
247Sports holds Davis as his class’s No. 6 tight end in his class and the No. 11 prospect from Georgia. He also ranks as the No. 137 prospect nationally.
ON3 ranks Davis as the No. 3 tight end and the No. 6 prospect from Georgia. ON3 also puts him as the No. 92 recruit nationally.
Rivals has Davis as the No. 4 prospect from Georgia and the No. 4 tight end. Rivals puts him as the No. 96 prospect nationally.
Decision to choose Tennessee football
Davis committed to Tennessee football almost a year ago in December 2021. The Vols extended Davis a scholarship offer in May 2021.
Davis chose Tennessee over several offers, including LSU, Georgia, and Ohio State, among others. He was on campus for his official visit in June.
Davis’ first sport was basketball. He was a standout on the court at 6-5.
Davis holds his high school’s record for most points scored in a game with 43. He was an all-region selection his sophomore year.
He also held over five offers in basketball, including Ole Miss and Georgia. At one point it seemed possible Davis could play on the hardwood for the Vols, but it is more likely he focuses on football.
Davis didn’t begin focusing on football until he was a sophomore.
Davis didn’t play his senior high school season due to a labrum injury, but his junior year stats say enough about his potential.
He caught 61 passes for 755 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior. He helped lead Collins Hill to a Georgia 7A State Championship.
Why Tennessee football?
Davis had his fair share of offers but ultimately chose Tennessee football. Aside from his older sister attending Tennessee, Alex Golseh sold Davis on Tennessee.
Even though Golesh is now the head coach at USF, Davis is enrolled with Tennessee and locked in.
“When I went there, not only on the game visit but on the unofficial around when all of this recruitment started to pick up for me, it just really felt like home for me,” Davis told SI.com after his commitment. “They have recruited me from the jump—from spring to now—being able to talk with Coach Golesh at least two times a week and them always texting me. My family really felt at home in Knoxville, so that really sealed the deal.”