Davidson gets in-home visit; ready for visit

This week was a big one for Long Beach Poly (Ca.) safety Herman Davidson. Not only did he make an official visit to Berkeley to visit California, but he also received an in-home visit from Hurricanes running backs coach Tommie Robinson and will make his official visit across the country to Coral Gables to get a first hand look at what Miami has to offer him.

This week was a big one for Long Beach Poly (Ca.) safety Herman Davidson. Not only did he make an official visit to Berkeley to visit California, but he also received an in-home visit from Hurricanes running backs coach Tommie Robinson and will make his official visit across the country to Coral Gables to get a first hand look at what Miami has to offer him.

"Things are just now starting to slow down, I guess that is a good thing," Davidson said. "I have been to UNC and Michigan already, I was at Cal this past weekend, and I have Miami this weekend, as a matter of fact I an leaving tonight (Thursday night)."

Davidson shared his thoughts on his Cal visit.

"I really liked Cal," Davidson said. "I liked it up there, and I got a good feeling. I got to meet the whole coaching staff and when I got there, Coach Tedford gave me an offer. That was a good deal, I liked their whole environment. It was far enough away from home, but not too far, you know."

Cal is just recently getting in the race for Davidson's services, however, it an offer he will heavily consider.

"Yeah, now I think I have to look at that hard, now that they've offered," Davidson said. "Cal s the closest, and while I want to get away because it is always good to go out and see things, Cal is just one of those schools you want to see what happens at the end."

The Pac10 is only now starting to recruit Davidson hard with a few weeks left. Other than Cal, Arizona State was in the mix and recently UCLA sent him an offer for a visit.

"I've been taking to UCLA and they are trying hard to get me up there for a visit," Davidson said. "However, I've been pushing my plans back to go on earlier visits, and at the end, with all of my stuff piling up, I might not be able to get there."

This week, the Davidson household got an in-home visit from Hurricanes running back coach Tommie Robinson.

"Coach Robinson had a home meeting with me on Tuesday," Davidson said. "We've had this close connection, and now, I am going to go down and see what Miami is all about. I can hear about a lot of things, but once I get down there, that is when I'll make my decision."

"It went real well, he answered all of my parents questions and mine, and my parents had some interest in them," Davidson said. "I am not sure what to expect, I just hope the program is really like I've been hearing. I just really want to meet with the coaches and see what the vibe is from them."

The recent hiring of a new defensive coordinator at the University of Miami gives Davidson something else to think about.

"It was mentioned to me by Coach Robinson, and with that, it is now something to think about," Davidson said. "I will just watch and see where it goes. The only issue I see with that is I am going to there for school, but I don't want to end up in a situation where coaches get switched up all of the time, I want a stable program."

Another aspect of Davidson's trip that he is looking forward to is talking to some of the already enrolled recruits at the University of Miami such as Arthur Brown, Patrick Hill (also from California), and others.

"I am always open to hearing stuff from guys who are there," Davidson said. "I am going to talk with the new kids and get their vibe and see where they are at, it will definitely help me out in my process because seeing these guys who went through the same process and get their idea of the school is important. I'll definitely talk to those guys while I am there."

As of right now, Davidson's top five includes North Carolina, California, Miami, Arizona State, and Michigan.


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