The top talent in Colorado high school football continues to stay local.
On Tuesday, Valor Christian junior running back Joshia Davis announced he would be furthering his education and playing career at the University of Colorado - Boulder, live on 9NEWS at 4 p.m.
Davis is widely considered the top running back in the state for the class of 2019, finishing his junior season with 771 yards and 11 touchdowns. Ultimately, his decision came down to CU and Colorado State.
"It's cool to stay close to home," Davis said. "Family is a big part of the decision. But at the same, I felt like the place I'm going to chose is the right fit, and just so happens to be my home [state]."
Davis -- who's listed at 5'10, 180 pounds -- will have some familiarity when he suits up for the black and gold a year and a half from now. Current teammate, quarterback Blake Stenstrom, will be attending CU next fall, as will Highlands Ranch safety Ray Robinson and Cherry Creek four-star wide receiver, Dimitri Stanley. Stanley announced his intent to join the Buffs this past summer live on 9NEWS.
In addition to joining the Colorado Buffaloes, Davis said his future studies played a role in his decision.
"I want to study business when I go to college, and [CU] is one of the best business schools out there, so it was an extra bonus," he said.
Davis will look to follow in the steps of another former Colorado prep football star, Phillip Lindsay. Lindsay -- who just finished his senior season with Colorado -- was awarded the Zack Jordan Award, presented to the team's MVP, for the 2017 fall season this past week. He finished his career as the Buffs' all-time leader in all-purpose yards.
"l look up to Phillip Lindsay," Davis said. "I see a lot of qualities that he has that I have. I want to be similar to him, I want to be a good role model."
Joshia Davis will suit up for his senior high school season next fall, where Valor Christian will look to claim its eighth state title in ten years. Davis won a state championship with the Eagles his sophomore season.