Former University of Texas Wide Receiver
As a High School Student Athlete, Mike Davis was coached by Reginald Samples at Skyline as a prep All-American, two-time all-state, and a two-time first-team all-area and all-district performer at wide receiver. He was an EA SPORTS All-American second-team selection, played in the 2010 Under Armour All-America Game finishing as the leading receiver. As a member of Rivals top 100 and ESPNU top 150 national prospects, he was ranked as the second-best wide receiver and 13th-best overall prospect, and fourth-best wide receiver and 34th-best overall prospect by Rivals. Mike recorded 129 catches for 2,764 yards and 39 TDs over his final three seasons, helping Skyline post a 37-4 record. He earned first-team all-state honors from the Associated Press and the Texas Sports Writers Association as a senior. In his spare time, he also was a three-year letterman in basketball.
At the University of Texas, by his fourth-year, as a wide receiver who had seen action in 37 games, including 27 starts he was a two-time member of the Biletnikoff Award watch list. As a 2012 second team All-Big 12 selection by the San Antonio Express-News and Dallas Morning News, he ranked seventh on both the Texas career receptions list (149), and career receiving yards chart (2,026). Mike owns seven career 100-yard receiving games which is tied for sixth in school history by a freshman, the single-season record of 47 receptions for 478 yards to be No. 3 on freshman single-season list. He is one of only three players in school history to register multiple 100-yard receiving games as a freshman. Voted a Prep All-American, two-time all-state, two-time first-team all-area, and a all-district performer at wide receiver were titles earned. In addition, he was an EA SPORTS All-American second-team selection, ranked as the second-best wide receiver and 13th-best overall prospect by ESPNU. Similarly, he ranked fourth-best wide receiver and 34th-best overall prospect by Rivals, while rating as the state’s second-best wide receiver by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. Mike worked hard both on the field and off and is just as proud of being a two-time member of UT’s Athletics Director’s Honor Roll.
Mike invested 3 years in playing Professional Football for the Oakland Raiders, Toronto Argonauts, and the Montreal Alouettes before retiring and starting his Coaching career. For the past 4 years Mike has been working with young Prospects in the area, providing Specialized Speed & Agility Training trying to do his part in “paying it back, and paying it forward”, by helping as many players that he can.
He will be working with all our clients at NXG. If you want to play like a pro, you must train like a pro and if possible, with the guidance of a pro, which is what he is offering.
Over 20 years ago, Aaron Puffer started his career in the College Baseball Recruiting Industry. After Graduating from Creighton University with degrees in Exercise Science & Occupational Therapy, with minor credits in psychology and a business certificate, he returned home to Chicago Illinois. By 1998 he started Major League Beginnings a college prep organization and event host. He started hosting college showcases & tournaments, helping many young men find good college opportunities. In addition, he started managing summer and fall travel teams to get closer and more vested in the players and be able to better represent them for college opportunities.
He managed several quality teams spreading players all over the country. Most notable were the Major League Beginnings Scout team, Perfect Game Midwest, Mattingly Baseball, WWBA Champion Black Sox, USA 16+ Silver Medal Winners in the “Kingdom Games” in Holland, and the most recent Houston Hurricanes Organization, recently ranked #2 Nationally by Field Level Baseball. He states, “Travel Baseball can be a great tool for gaining exposure for players as they develop, if the target audience of coaches are appropriate for the level of play”.
Helping any way he can, Coach Puffer believes in “paying it back” & “paying it forward” and helping if you can. His Mentor and Hall of fame coach Phil Lawler, of Naperville Central HS in Illinois, changed his life in 1989 with one phone call helping him get an opportunity over night to play college baseball on a Scholarship. This serves as his motivation of why and the way Puffer does his business to this day, one player and one phone call at a time.
About Next Generation Recruiting
Located in Lakeway Texas, Next Generation Recruiting company was formed and brings it all together in one location. We train and develop our clients year-round, while simultaneously marketing them to appropriate colleges.
We have best in technology for HD Video, and Baseball Sabermetric Tracking Equipment, providing inarguable data on high level bio-mechanical performance. Video tracking and kinetic data collection with storage options, will provide more info on a player’s ability when sharing with college coaches.
Our recruiting consultants have hundreds of contacts with coaches and scouts in all divisions across college baseball throughout the country. This allows us to make personal contact with the institutions that fit best with our client’s athletic and academic skillsets.