Gateway’s Derrick Davis accepts invitation to Under Armour All-American Game

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Friday, January 10, 2020 | 1:27 PM


Derrick Davis hasn’t decided his college future yet, but he knows where he’ll be next January.

The Gateway junior announced Tuesday that he accepted an invitation to the Under Armour All-American Game, a high school football all-star game in Florida.

The game features the country’s top college recruits and is broadcast nationally on ESPN. A date for the 2021 game hasn’t been announced but is traditionally held in early January at Camping Word Stadium in Orlando.

Davis, a consensus four-star recruit, has a long list of major-college options. He added Georgia this week, giving him offers from the first five teams in the BCS rankings and nine of the Top 10.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound safety, linebacker and running back has offers from Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia regionally, but also from Alabama, Clemson, Florida, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and others.

He’s ranked among the Top 100 recruits by ESPN (27), Scout (35) and Rivals (84). Scout and ESPN list him as the second-best safety in the country for 2021.

Davis had more than 2,000 yards from scrimmage and scored 28 touchdowns as Gateway won the WPIAL Class 5A title for the second time in his three seasons. He led the team in rushing with 1,507 yards, had 547 yards receiving and earned TribLive High School Sports Network Player of the Year honors.

The all-star game’s alumni list includes a number of active NFL players such as Julio Jones, A.J. Green and Myles Garrett.

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 charlan@triblive.com.

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