Edward Davis is more than just an inside linebacker, he’s a playmaker. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound inside linebacker, that also made an impact on offense for Farmville Central, turned heads in his senior season. Thanks to his efforts, Davis could be adding to his offer list soon.
“Recruiting is a long process,” said Davis. “I’m waiting right now, but I have been hearing from ECU and UNC (Chapel Hill) a lot. I think those schools will both offer me soon, I’m confident my grade point average will help me out.”
Current schools to offer Davis include The Citadel, North Carolina Central, and N.C. A&T. ECU is a school that has picked up on Davis’ game and he is very familiar with the Pirates himself, which makes sense considering Farmville Central is a 15-20 minute drive away from the campus.
Linebackers coach John Wiley is pulling strings right now trying to get a spot on the team for Davis. Before the recent dead period he made it out to his school to talk with his coaches and told them he is trying to get a scholarship opened up for him.
ECU is a school that is close to home and one that Davis is extremely familiar with.
“I’ve known about ECU for a long time,” said Davis. “My defensive coordinator Leonard Paulk went to ECU and has told me a lot about it. I know they’re in a bowl game coming up against Florida, I’m going to watch that for sure. ECU is getting better and better every season and was ranked this year.”
Paulk played defensive back at ECU from 2009-2011 and started during his senior season.
If the Pirates do find a way to offer Davis they would lead in his interests and likely get a commitment, but the same goes to for UNC Chapel Hill. He mentioned if both schools offer it would be a tough decision his mother would have to help him with. The proximity to home is what he believes would give ECU the edge in his mother’s eyes.
ECU has hosted Davis for a game day visit before and he described the environment as “crazy.” He mentioned being a fan of the family approach Head Coach Ruffin McNeill employs on the team.
Davis is smart both on the field and in the classroom. As a senior he played on both sides of the ball and his production was like something out of a video game boasting over 200 tackles on defense. When Farmville Central needed a touchdown, easy enough, just put Davis in – he had multiple touchdowns both rushing and receiving.
If ECU can find a spot for him, Davis would be a solid addition to the 2015 class that has yet to add a true linebacker. If all doesn’t go according to plan and no new offers come in for Davis, he mentioned he would end up playing at The Citadel or Western Carolina.