Rising Senior – Davontis Clements (Gainesville High)

We are recognizing the top athletes from the Class of 2021. It will include athletes from the following counties: Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy, Marion, and Union.

Name: Davontis Clements
School: Gainesville High School
What sports will you participate in during your senior year? Football and Track & field
What position(s) will you play? WR, QB, CB, FS, SS
Stats (if available, best times, etc.): last year gave up 0 touchdowns and only 8 catches; 40 time: 4.65, Bench: 205, Squat: 300
Favorite high school sports moment so far: “My favorite High School sport moment so far was when we were down against Trinity Christian and it was third down. The running back broke for a huge run and I was playing corner back and I had a huge chase down tackle running from one side of the field to the other. Next play we forced a fumble which then led to the drive that won the game.”
Favorite quote or favorite coach saying (include coach’s name if a coach said it): “How we prepare to win this game starts today.” – Florida football coach Dan Mullen; “What does it take to break you? Don’t let go of the rope no matter how tough it gets, don’t let go of the rope.” – Coach Mullen
What are you looking forward to most about your senior year: “I’m looking forward to being able to compete this fall with my guys put up huge numbers and hopefully go deep into the playoffs. I’m looking forward to seeing how much of a unit we really are being that I’m working with my guys knowing we have so much potential to be great.”
Goals for your senior season: 1. Put up over 1,000 yards receiving 2. 1,500 All-purpose yards 3. State championship
College offers or interest: Offers from USF and 3 other D3 schools like Carthage College, Massachusetts Marine-Tine Academy, and St. Vincent College; Interest from D-I schools Washington State, FAU, Coastal Carolina, Army, and Wake Forest, and D2 Warner University