Dominique Davis has taken a long road from home since graduating high school two years ago.

Dominique Davis has taken a long road from home since graduating high school two years ago.
His first year found him going from his hometown of Lakeland, Fla. to Boston College. There, quarterbacked the Eagles in three games including a 16-14 Music City Bowl victory over Vanderbilt in 2008.
But, there was a stumble along the way.
“I had a few problems and Boston College was just not the place for me,” the 6-foot-2 Davis said.
Now, Davis has made his way to Fort Scott Community College, where he hopes to take over for Zac Dickey, who helped lead the Greyhounds to a Heart of Texas Bowl win over Blinn College in 2008.
For Davis, this is his one shot back to where he wants to be.
“I see Fort Scott as my way back,” Davis said.
But, as for most transfers to the community college football ranks, the road will not be easy.
“It is a little different [than Boston College],” Davis said. “A lot of these guys are D-I players and they may of had some problems. It is an adjustment for most of us.”
Having someone with the game experience of Davis is pleasing to FSCC head coach Jeff Sims.
The Greyhounds had Dickey last year, who transferred from Oklahoma State and now they have Davis, a player that did take Division I snaps.
“We feel like we are going to be talented at that position,” Sims said.
Regardless of the amount of playing time Davis may get at Fort Scott, he said that he knows exactly what his role is for the Greyhounds and what his goal is for his one and only shot at redemption.
“I want to lead this team to a championship,” Davis said. “They have wanted that and I want to help them get over that hump.”
And, he will have plenty of weapons to help as the Greyhounds have the likes of Pittsburg High School graduate, and Davis’ roommate, C.J. Fondren at wide receiver.
“We really help each other with plays and routes,” Fondren said. “With Dominique it is a big change [over Dickey] because he is more of a top QB with his experience.”
Davis said that he is glad that a team like FSCC is willing to take a shot on him which could lead to something bigger after the season is over.
“I just do what the coaches tell me and I try not to overdo it,” Davis said.
As for leaving Boston College ...
“I have regrets,” Davis said. “I did some pretty negative stuff in leaving my players behind. That is the biggest thing I regret.”
Davis and the Greyhounds open up the 2009 season at 1 p.m. Aug. 29 when they host Kilgore (Texas) College at Frary Field in Fort Scott.

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