The Utah State coaching staff added a sought after high school player the afternoon of January the 22nd when Etowah High (AL) wide receiver Martavious “NyNy” Davis accepted his scholarship offer. Rated a mid three-star by 247Sports coming out of high school NyNy ranks as the No. 2,333 overall high school prospect in the country, the No. 182 high school athlete nationally and the No. 101 high school prospect in the State of Alabama in the 2021 class. NyNy currently checks in at 5 foot 10 and 160 pounds. As a senior in 2020, NyNy pulled in 29 receptions for 291 yards and 1 touchdown. He also recorded 11 carries for 64 yards and 1 touchdown. Helping Etowah move deep into the Alabama 4-A state playoffs.

I had the opportunity to have a Q&A with NyNy about his commitment to the Aggies.

BP: First question, will you be joining the team in time for the 2021 season?

MD: Yes sir!

BP: Sound great! It will be exciting to get you here!

BP: You will be signing with the Aggies in February correct?

MD: Yes sir!

BP: Nice!

BP: What position does the coaching staff plan on having you play?

MD: Wide receiver and in the Slot.

BP: With several seniors on the roster, that is definitely a position of need.

BP: Have you had an opportunity to visit the Utah State campus virtually and if so what was your first impression?

MD: I have visited it virtually and I instantly fell in love with the campus and football facility.

BP: What really stood out to you that caught your eye?

MD: The stadium and weight Room.

BP: What was your first impression of the coaching staff?

MD: I instantly had a good connection with the coaches and felt good about the coaching staff.

BP: The new coaching staff seems to really be able to close the deal once they target a player.

BP: What kind of player do you feel you are? What do you bring to the table when you step onto the field?

MD: I’m a quiet guy but I am going to work hard and come in there with an attitude and determined to be better than I was the practice or game before.

BP: Sounds like the perfect attitude for a hungry young player to have!

BP: Technically speaking what do you feel like you do best? What skills are the strong point of your game?

MD: I feel you can use me everywhere honestly. I feel like I’m good at deep balls or anytime I get put into space.

BP: It sounds like you will be a real weapon with the ball in your hands!

BP: How do you feel your 2020 season went?

MD: Yes sir it went good we went to the fourth round in the playoffs. So it was fun and I enjoyed it.

BP: It sounds like a good send off for your senior season.

MD: Yes sir!

BP: While I was doing some research on you, I can’t find any stats for your junior season. Did you miss some time with an injury?

MD: Yes sir, I had a concussion.

BP: That’s too bad. Obviously you are good now right?

MD: Yes sir!

BP: That’s good to hear!

BP: What Aggie coach or coaches were your primary recruiters during the process?

MD:  (Offensive Coordinator) Anthony Tucker and (Passing Game Coordinator and Wide Receiver Coach) Kyle Cefalo.

BP: “NyNy” is an interesting nickname. Do you prefer “NyNy” or Martavious?

MD: NyNy.

BP: Very cool! I can do that!

MD: Yes sir!

BP: At the time of your commitment, what other schools did you have offers from and which ones were recruiting you the hardest?

MD: I ended up with 20 offers but Middle Tennessee State and Coastal Carolina were the two schools recruiting me pretty hard.

BP: Very cool! That’s a lot of competition!

BP: Why did you choose to commit to Utah State?

MD: It felt like home and felt like a family. I think its a place were I can play and play (against) some great teams.

BP: Awesome! We are happy to have you! Welcome to Aggie Nation NyNy!

MD: Yes sir, glad to be a part of the family!

With five senior wide receivers on the 2021 Utah State roster, the addition of Martavious “NyNy” Davis is an important one. It may not be what he can bring to the table next year but what he will bring in years to come. If he is able to come in and contribute to immediately in 2021 that is an added bonus. NyNy is very dangerous out in the slot. Once the ball is in his hands he displays shifty footwork and is able to get himself out into the open field where his speed and ability to make tacklers miss take over naturally. He is one of those guys that I like to say can “make guys miss in a phone booth.” He is dangerous on the jet sweep and his good field vision enables him to find a seam and get up field for positive yardage. Once he arrives on campus, I see NyNy earning playing time much sooner than later.