Lawton star Miles Davis is No. 27 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 rankings of the state's top recruits in the 2019 class. [PHOTO BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN]
LAWTON — Miles Davis spends so much time on YouTube he nearly psyched himself out on the football field.
He had seen one running back after another be leveled by a tackler. He watched it happen at all levels. It looked unpleasant.
So, when Lawton coach Randy Breeze approached Davis about switching to running back for the first time in his life last year, Davis hesitated.
“I was scared, because I didn't want to get hit,” Davis said. “I knew it was going to hurt.”
But what Davis didn't realize is that he has the kryptonite to big hits from bigger defenders — his speed. A 5-foot-10, 160-pound running back and defensive back, Davis took the state by storm last fall in his first season as the Wolverines' primary ball carrier.
Davis wowed Lawton fans and coaches with his playmaking ability. He frustrated opponents who failed to catch him. And he caught the attention of college recruiters, which is why he is No. 27 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 rankings of the state's top college recruits in the 2019 class.
“I didn't know I was going to be good where I could not get tackled, spin and do everything else,” Davis said. “I get nervous before I play. I think me being nervous helps me. I'm being more cautious when I run the ball. But it was just natural.”
Davis dazzled his way to 2,383 yards and 32 touchdowns while averaging 7.8 yards per carry. He also remained at defensive back, intercepting a pass.