One of the names we mentioned that very day was Marcos Davila, a 4-star recruit out of Midland, Texas, who had committed to Garrett Riley and TCU on December 22.
Davila is 6’4, 217 pounds and has offers from a range of SEC, Big 12 and ACC schools, including TCU, Baylor, Miami, North Carolina State, Pitt, Mississippi State and Texas A&M among others.
He also has a smattering of Big 10 and PAC-12 offers per his 247sports.com page.
Davila took to Twitter last night to announce his decommitment from TCU.
It’s not unusual for a commitment to decommit after his recruiter, and in this case offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, move on.
The fact that his recruiter, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach moved on to a college football powerhouse looking for a 2024 quarterback adds a bit of intrigue.
Having said all that, Davila lacks a Clemson offer at this time, but here’s guessing his decommitment from TCU will play a role in that perhaps happening in the future.
It’s widely believed that the Tigers were late to the game on the other name mentioned, 4-star Jake Merklinger out of Savannah, Georgia Calvary Day School, ranked No. 81 in the 247sports.com composite and the 7th best quarterback.
Davila’s a bit down the pecking order at No. 299 overall and the 20th rated quarterback in the class.
Clemson football offensive coordinator Garrett Riley has a pre-existing relationship with a 2024 quarterback who’s back on the market
It’s an interesting dynamic in that obviously Riley thought Davila a fit for his offense at TCU and so the natural thought is he’d be a fit at Clemson.
Or would he?
Perhaps the coming days and weeks will tell, as will Riley’s pre-existing relationship with Davila should an offer be extended.
Clemson is famously selective with offers, so if one goes Davila’s way you can be sure the staff has done it’s due diligence on the Texas signal caller.