East Carolina is one of many schools pursuing 2015 Broad Run (Ashburn, Va.) defensive back Chuck Davis. In total, he holds 11 offers from other schools such as Indiana, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Marshall.
Davis ranks in as the nation's 140th-best cornerback, but is also very talented on the offensive side of the ball as a wide receiver. Whether it's on offense or defense, Davis proved as a junior that he's an aggressive playmaker that has a knack for finding the ball.
“It went pretty good,” said Davis regarding his performance last year. “On the offensive side, I had 30 catches for 600 yards and six touchdowns. On the defensive side, I had 45 tackles and three interceptions.”
Even though most programs are recruiting Davis as a cornerback, the versatility he demonstrates helps him stand out.
“It helps a lot because defensive back coaches want to see your ball skills. I show them my receiving tape and they definitely think I have good ball skills,” said Davis. “They like that, too.”
There's been no shortage of interest in Davis, but he has the chance to garner even more attention as a senior. One of Davis' lone goals for his senior campaign is to improve his numbers across the board. By doing that, he's hoping to get a few more offers so he has more choices. He expects to hear from some more schools after coaches get the chance to watch him early on this season.
Indiana and Wisconsin currently rank as Davis' top choices, but he has a great relationship with ECU. He plans on making the trek to Greenville some time to give ECU a closer look.
“I have a great relationship with (defensive line) coach (Marc) Yellock,” said the 5-foot-9, 160-pound corner. “They like me a lot. I haven't talked to them recently, but I talked to them a couple of months ago. He's been saying how much they love me and stuff like that. That's good. I like ECU a lot and I'm definitely going to go visit down there.”
Davis is going to take a look at the football schedule and decide in the next few weeks which game he'd be interested in attending. In the meantime, he's been occupied with two-a-day workouts in preparation for his senior season.
The Pirates could make an aggressive push for Davis. With the commitments of 2015 Lake Taylor (Norfolk, Va.) 127th-ranked cornerback Nhyre Quinerly and North Myrtle (S.C.) 133rd-ranked safety Colby Gore, ECU would have some exceptional talent in the secondary as a result of this class.