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Male Athlete of the Week
by Maurice Dixon
May 14, 2014 02:21 PM | 2121 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Southwest DeKalb senior Jason Davis was serious about extending his time as a student-athlete and Morehouse granted his request.

“I got accepted into Georgia Tech and Georgia Tech, but I really wanted to continue playing baseball,” said the pitcher and outfielder Davis.

In addition to signing with Morehouse on May 7, Davis was also a recipient of the Oprah Winfrey Scholarship.

“I just applied to the school and they awarded me with it,” said Davis, who has a 3.88 grade-point average. “It’s just a blessing and I know I got to stay on my grind.”

This past season, Davis had a batting average of .454 and an ERA of 1.75 for the 11-11 Panthers. He will now join the Maroon Tigers, who earned a 9-28 record this year.

“Along with a few other guys who are coming, hopefully we can start something great,” Davis said. “Morehouse baseball has been in a slump but we can make a name for Morehouse and do something good in the next four years.”

Davis will be the next member of his family to attend the school.

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