Noor Davis found out he had earned admittance to Stanford late last month.
“I want to say about two weeks ago, it was in September, late September,” Davis said. “That was very exciting news for my family and me, and we went out to celebrate afterward.”
The Stanford coaching staff gave Davis a heads-up that the good news was forthcoming, but Davis and his family waited until the official letter arrived to celebrate the occasion.
“They had let us know over the phone primarily and then I got the letter about a week later, so my parents and I were very excited,” Davis said.
And while Davis said he was never that worried about his admittance, it was still a relief to get the fat envelope.
“I always knew that my GPA and my test scores were high enough, and now it’s good to finally have confirmation,” Davis said. “I know all the commits [think] that the toughest thing about Stanford is the acceptance, but now that you’re in, it’s a great feeling.”
Despite passing admissions, Davis is adhering to his longtime plan of taking visits to other schools. Earlier this month, the four-star recruit took a visit to the University of Florida.
“It was a good experience,” Davis said of visiting The Swamp. “I got a chance to witness the competitiveness of college football and I got to learn from that, from the speed and how aggressive everybody is. I try to implement that into my game this year to try to help me prepare for the years to come.”
Later this season, Davis will visit Alabama (Nov. 5), and USC (Nov. 26). Before then, however, he will take another trip to Palo Alto to watch Stanford take on Washington.
“I’m very anxious for my official out to Stanford in two weeks,” Davis said.
Davis said that his father encouraged him to take official trips to a variety of schools to ensure Stanford was the best fit.
“That was really my father was pushing me into taking the officials and he just wants me to visually see it and it’s kind of a comparison thing where sometimes you see something is better by looking at something else,” Davis said. “I just want to be 100 percent sure before signing day, and that’s really what it is.”
Although Davis has no other trips scheduled at this time, the recruit left open the possibility of visiting Stanford again in January for the Cardinal’s traditional ‘Big Visit’ weekend.
“I’m not positive, because during that time I’ll be playing in the Under Armour game and also, afterwards, I’ll be playing in the USA vs. The World game, so I might miss that week,” Davis said.
Despite his plans to visit other schools, Davis said he still considers himself a solid Cardinal commit.
“[I’m] a solid commitment,” Davis said. “I feel it’s the best place in the world for me, and I’m very anxious for the next four years.”
He certainly hasn’t been turned off by the Cardinal’s early-season success either.
“I got a chance to watch the Arizona game and I’m very excited about the future when I get to watch those games,” Davis said. “To see how well the defense is playing but also the offense and how the coaches are coaching on the sidelines is something that I’m really looking forward to in the future. I saw the black-jersey game, but I can’t wait to see the Notre Dame game where they come out with the new combat ones.”
As such, it’s no surprise that Davis is recruiting other uncommitted prospects to come to Stanford.
“I’m trying to recruit but I’m giving also the other recruits the space to make their own decisions because I know it’s a very, very tough decision in their lives, and I just try to be kind of like a salesman for Stanford,” Davis said.
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