In the wacky world of recruiting, you can add another story that had everyone confused, including those involved.
It appeared Thursday night that the Miami Hurricanes added another commitment to their class of 2017 with speedy 6-2 wide receiver Daewood Davis of Somerset Academy. Davis announced on Twitter his intention to commit to UM and tagged head coach Al Golden and wide receivers coach Kevin Beard.
Davis says he texted Golden that he was committing earlier Thursday night after receiving the UM offer last month from defensive coordinator Mark D'Onofrio. He proceeded to release his commitment news on social media before receiving a reply.
Then Friday Davis heard back after reports surfaced that he was not being accepted into the class. He says he was informed by UM coaches that there was a miscommunication within the team on whether he had been offered, and after a meeting, coaches decided not to accept his commitment to their scholarship offer -- yet.
Davis and Somerset offensive coordinator Willie Hill both told the Miami Herald that UM still has its offer on the table for Davis but that they want to let the media firestorm the entire situation has drawn die down before allowing him to commit.
So essentially, Davis was offered by UM, he took UM up on that offer and then UM was unsure it actually did offer and told him the team will not accept his commitment at this time -- but will eventually. So Davis' recruitment is still technically open and he lists Miami as the leader for his services.
So sorry for the confusion Miami is still my #1 school we just have to do things the right way #TheFuture— Daewood Davis (@daewood_davis) June 12, 2015
What does Davis mean by "the right way?"
He says when he is ready to commit he will let his coach call first and confirming that he has his spot.
What made it odd from the start was that there was no confirmation on the Hurricanes end.
Whenever a recruit commits to the Canes, UM football coaches and staff usually send a "bat signal" on social media of "#WelcomeToTheU" as a way to announce the good news without referencing the player directly. College coaches are not allowed to comment on recruits publicly by name under NCAA regulations.
No such "bat signal" had been made by UM football coaches or staff.
Earlier Friday morning InsideTheU reported "Davis has lied about having a Miami offer and Miami is not accepting a commitment from him."
Davis responded to the allegations on Twitter saying, "Why would I lie about an offer I got in May?"
Davis has been a UM lean since he first announced that he received that offer and already proved he's willing to choose the Canes over other early offers from Louisville, N.C. State, Duke, Utah, Syracuse, Indiana and Marshall.
"I just [chose] Miami because they have an excellent program and coaches," Davis told the Miami Herald in a message. "I just want to bring a national title to South Florida, and I wanted to [commit] before my season started."
Says Hill of his talented receiver: "Has the intangibles that you can't coach -- speed, size, quickness and IQ. Daewood Davis has the 'it' factor. He is a gamer."
Here are some highlights on the electric speedster, whose 40-yard dash time is listed at 4.38 seconds on his Rivals profile.