Right now Lower Dauphin native Joey Julius looks to be the leader to replace Ficken. However, with the addition of Davis this could change. Davis has an extremely strong leg, and is very accurate as well. Davis has also been selected to play in the US Army High School All-American Game. Chrissailerkicking.com ranks Davis as a 5 star kicking prospect.
Davis took home the hardware in 2014. He was the Illinois Summer Camp Overall Kicking Champion, the Illinois Summer Camp Field Goal Kicking Champion, and the Illinois Summer Camp Kickoff Champion. This shows that Davis is both a strong kick off man and field goal kicker. This is a skill that not all kickers possess.
Special teams is an aspect of football that is often times overlooked. However, as Penn State fans have seen in recent years, it can win and lose you a lot of football games. The Virginia loss in 2012, Nebraska loss last year, and Maryland loss this year are all examples. Bringing in Davis is a quiet, under the radar move but one that can really pay dividends for Penn State moving forward.