Live Evaluation: 2014 WR Shaq Davidson

Shaquille Davidson is a 2014 Scout100 prospect and although he is shining at quarterback for Gaffney right now, Scout likes him at wide receiver on the next level. Find out why right here.

  • Prospect: Shaquille Davidson
  • Hometown: Gaffney, S.C.
  • High School: Gaffney
  • Class: 2014
  • Size: 6-0/168
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Ranking on Scout: No. 12 WR | No. 77 Overall
  • Recruiting Notes: Davidson has around 10 scholarship offers at this time and South Carolina currently has the lead. Florida State, Georgia, and North Carolina are schools he told Scout he would like to visit this fall in a recent interview also.

    Live evaluation came from Byrnes-Gaffney game on Oct. 12.

    Live Evaluation: Gaffney pulled out a big win in this game over an undefeated Byrnes team and Davidson played a big role in the win. He finished with 155 yards and a touchdown rushing and 116 yards and a touchdown passing. He had a couple of turnovers too, but overall, he played a very good game.

    He is not a quarterback on the next level, but Dan Jones pays him there not to keep him involved in the offense. At wide receiver, defensed scheme to take him away, so with him at quarterback, he has the ball in his hands each play.

    He really improvised well in this game and he showed a lot of natural ability. When the plays broke down, that is when he was at his best. He showed the vision, the feel for the game, the quickness, and the ability to make something out of nothing.

    Throwing the ball, reading defenses, and making the right decisions with the ball are not his strengths and that is why he projects as a wide receiver on the next level. He has great feet, he has great acceleration, he is very fluid in the open field, and he has exceptional body control.

    His hands are strong as well and he knows how to naturally catch the football. He is just a gifted athlete that has a chance to be one of the premier play-makers in the south in 2014.

    He is coming off an ACL tear as a sophomore, so he still is not as quick or fast as he will be, but he is playing with more confidence each week, and he is getting stronger.

    As he continues to grow as a prospect, he will need to work on his strength at receiver in both the lower and upper body. He also can improve his cuts out of his breaks. He is playing quarterback now, so this will come down the road.

    Overall, he is an elite play-maker that finds a way to make things happen. He could be a receiver that plays inside and outside on the next level and he is a real weapon in space. He is very shifty, many defenders tackle air when they are against him 1-on-1, and he knows how to go up and get the ball also.

    He is currently a member of the Scout100 and we think a lot about him as a wideout on the next level.

    Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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