"It did kind of bother me at one point, but I knew that it was something I can do, and in college you make certain changes," he said. "I'm pretty good with the change now. I think I can do pretty well."
He's not entirely new to the position, either. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Davis played offense and defense in high school and caught 62 passes for 1,140 yards and nine touchdowns during his junior and senior seasons. Davis picked the hometown Hurricanes over Nebraska and South Carolina, but he had conversations about playing receiver with coaches at UCF, UCLA and even WVU.
"In high school, all the colleges were telling me I could be a receiver because of my movement and my ability and my quickness," Davis said. "It wasn't surprising I was moved to receiver."
Davis said the coaches who recruited him to Miami mentioned receiver, too. Davis wound up at cornerback, along with five others in the 2012 class, including the top-ranked cornerback in the nation, Miramar (Fla.) High's Tracy Howard.
Davis claimed unhappiness when he left Miami and his high school coach said Davis grew to feel like he couldn't trust Miami's coaches.
That's changed at WVU. His position coach is Lonnie Galloway, who is about to begin his first season back at WVU after working on the staff from 2008-10. Galloway recruited Davis when he was an assistant coach at Wake Forest. WVU's running backs coach, JaJuan Seider, recruited Davis to Marshall when he was an assistant there.
"I didn't feel really comfortable at Miami," Davis said. "I just really wanted to get somewhere where I'm comfortable and I'm around people like the great coaches I have now so I can feel comfortable with them and play."
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