Gateway’s Derrick Davis adds Louisville offer as Gators take team trip

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 3:48 PM

The Gateway football team took a road trip this week to Louisville and linebacker Derrick Davis picked up a souvenir to bring home.

The rising junior announced Thursday a scholarship offer the Cardinals.

Gateway traveled there for seven-on-seven competitions with Louisville-area high schools St. Xavier, Fern Creek and Ballard. Along with visiting the university, Gators coach Don Holl also planned visits to the Muhammad Ali museum, the Louisville Slugger factory and Kings Island amusement park in nearby Cincinnati.

Davis (6-0, 180) has become one of the state’s top recruits for 2021.

The linebacker and running back rushed for 1,232 yards and scored 24 touchdowns for Gateway last season. He could play safety in college.

His list of offers includes Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia, along with Clemson, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Michigan and many others. Louisville’s in-state rival Kentucky also has offered Davis.

Louisville already has one WPIAL player on its roster. Holl’s son T.J., a Seneca Valley graduate, transferred from Colgate to Louisville in February as a graduate student.

Chris Harlan is a TribLive reporter covering sports. He joined the Trib in 2009 after seven years as a reporter at the Beaver County Times. He can be reached at


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