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Keenon Davis hopes to lead Morrow to better season

Morrow rising senior wide receiver/safety Keenon Davis has caught the attention of several colleges, but he still awaits his first offer. (Staff Photo: Derrick Mahone)

Morrow rising senior wide receiver/safety Keenon Davis has caught the attention of several colleges, but he still awaits his first offer. (Staff Photo: Derrick Mahone)

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Last season, Keenon Davis had 47 receptions for 512 yards and seven touchdown for the Morrow Mustangs. (Staff Photo: Derrick Mahone)

MORROW — It has been a tough run for Morrow football as of late.

Playing in the state’s highest classification, Morrow has had difficulty sustaining success, only managing four wins in the last four seasons.

However, there is a silver lining to their recent woes however, with the emergence of one of Clayton County’s best players in Keenon Davis. As he is approaching his final high school season, he is hopeful that he can play a key part in putting Morrow football back on the map.

“As a person, Keenon is what every coach wishes they could have, (he) does everything we ask,” head coach Leroy Foster said. “As a player, he’s dominant, aggressive and doesn’t like to lose.”

Last season, playing both wide receiver and safety, Davis had 512 yards on 47 receptions and seven touchdowns. On defense, he had 33 tackles and two interceptions. It takes a special type of player to be an “iron-man” at the high school level, this is something that Davis takes a lot of pride in.

“You have to believe that you can do it and put in more work than the man next to you,” Davis said. “When I first joined the team I never would have expected that I could do it, just a credit to work ethic and my coaches.”

Despite not playing for an elite high school program, Davis is attracting the interest of college coaches around the country. Among the schools that have shown interest are Syracuse, Memphis, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee. Davis plans to major in engineering.

“I’m looking for the school that can put me in a good educational environment, strong team chemistry and a desire to win, but I’m pretty open to everywhere right now,” he said.

Because of his exceptional talent on the field and his strong performance in the classroom, it is no surprise that he is the leader of the team. Though he is not much of a vocal guy, he is able to lead his team on the right path through his actions.

“For others to follow you, you first must show that you can do it,” Davis said. “I try to never let them see me down, I’m always positive and encouraging the other players to work hard to reach the next level.”

For the Mustangs as a whole, though they will be playing in the same tough region, coach Foster believes that his team is on the right track for rebuilding the program.

“They’ve improved greatly from spring to now, far ahead of schedule,” Foster said. “We’ve been working hard to improve and it’s just a matter of lining up against someone else to see if what we’ve done will pay off.”