For UConn WR Geremy Davis Treating Practice Like Games Has Really Paid Off

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Sophomore receiver Geremy Davis always had the potential to do what he did against UMass ( five catches for 79 cards including a nice 26-yard catch and run) and so much more with his 6 foot 1, 214-pound frame.

He’s going to have the opportunity to show it again this week because he’s starting – again – against the Wolfpack Saturday.

UConn Coach Paul Pasqualoni has been quite impressed with him and his work ethic since spring ball and feels comfortable installing him as a starter over another talent, Boston College transfer Shakim Phillips.

“I’ve just been trying best to treat the practice reps as game reps and just focus on the opponent, utilize what I can and take it to the game,” Davis said.

Is that different from last season?

“Last year, that was my first year on the field and my confidence wasn’t as high as I thought it was but now I’m playing college football like I’ve been playing it for a year now so I’ve just got more confidence in myself and I feel more comfortable out there as well. I want to do whatever I can for coach to trust me, just do my role do what they tell me to do.

“I always stress even if that’s in the run game, making a big block for the running back, wide receiver screen or even making a play deep down field I just want to do my part to contribute to this team.”

Davis said he thought he played pretty well.

“There’s always one or two things you need to fix so I’m going to fix what I did last week and hope I can up my play against N.C. State.”



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