Coach John Beilein and his Michigan staff know what they are talking about when it comes to point guards. They turned Darius Morris into an NBA player, Trey Burke into the best collegiate point guard in the country, and identified Derrick Walton before he became the top 50 prospect he is today. If the Michigan coaches get their way, the next player in line will be 2015 Saginaw (MI) Arthur Hill point guard Eric Davis.
Not too surprising, but Trey Burke is the player Davis talks to most on Michigan's team when visiting.
"I have been hearing from the coaches a lot," Davis said. "They tell me they like the way I can control the flow of a game, my scoring ability, and my character."
The Michigan staff does not extend offers to prospects until they have completed their sophomore year in high school, but Eric expects to be one of the first players offered by Michigan.
"Technically I don't have an offer," Davis said, "but the way they talk to me it sounds like I have an offer." Davis said he plans on picking a college in fall during his senior year, so the lack of an official offer right now doesn't really matter.
Eric has already become familiar with Michigan after visiting the campus multiple times already.
"I've been down there about three times," Davis said, "it's awesome down there. My favorite part of the visits is seeing the players and coaches, they have great coaches who are great people to know."
While Davis knows his relationship with the coaches is important, he knows that it is key to talk with current players to see if he would fit in with the team.
"I usually talk to Trey Burke, Glenn Robinson III, and Tim Hardaway Jr.," Davis said, "I mostly talk to Trey though. I've liked talking with Trey, he tells me to make sure I pick the school I want to go to and make sure that the ball is in my hands 90% of the time. Seeing his success at Michigan has helped them in my recruitment."
While he claims no favorites, Eric has a lot to like about Michigan.
"I grew up cheering for Michigan," Davis said. "The things that stand out most with them are the way everyone is treated on the team and the fan base they have."
Davis is planning on visiting Michigan again for either the Michigan State or Indiana game next month. He is the #35 player in the country according to 247 sports, making him a four star prospect.