For over a year now Broad Run cornerback Chuck Davis has been developing a relationship with ECU defensive line coach Marc Yellock. The two communicate regularly and with the relationship flourishing ECU has worked its way into Davis’ list of top schools.
This time last year Indiana and Wisconsin ranked as Davis’ top choices, but things change with time. His new list includes Indiana, Wisconsin, Marshall, ECU and Hawaii.
After climbing the national rankings to No. 18 with its best start since 1999 (5-1) this season, ECU has impressed Davis. He will take a closer look at the school and the program soon.
“ECU is a good program that keeps raising my eyebrows,” said the 5-foot-10, 165-pound Davis. “I’m going to visit for a game soon and I’m excited about it. My coach (Matt Griffs) has family ties at ECU and said he loves it down there.”
Davis applauds ECU for its strength of schedule this season and believes the Pirates could very well be undefeated had they not let a win slip away at South Carolina. With 11 total offers Davis mentioned he cut down his list based on the schools that were “showing him the most love,” and the ones he liked the most.
Last season at Broad Run, Davis showed off his versatility playing on both sides of the ball. On the offensive side, he finished with 30 catches for 600 yards and six touchdowns. On the defensive side, he had 45 tackles and three interceptions. The goal heading into his senior campaign was improving his numbers across the board.
Through six games this season he has 20 tackles with two interceptions and a blocked field goal on defense to go with 25 catches for 326 yards and three touchdowns on offense. He may not be on pace to blow last year’s numbers out of the water, but rest assured Davis is in no way losing interest from college coaches.
Davis told Inside ECU Sports he would be a great fit in ECU’s defense if he ends up committing and that he likes the style of defense the Pirates’ run. His game day visit in the coming weeks could end up being a big deciding factor in his recruitment.
He is confident that the decision will be made sooner rather than later.
“Originally I was going to pick a school before the end of October,” said Davis. “Now I think it will be more like early November, I need to take a couple more visits.”