Broughton linebacker Drew Davis knows all about NC State, given his proximity to the school.
Davis has had plenty of chances to visit the NC State campus and he has gotten to know the coaches pretty well since they started recruiting him. Several other local schools have made it clear that they're interested, and Davis is a definite offer candidate for several programs.
Recently Davis attended NC State's weather-shortened spring game and like all of the other prospects Pack Pride has spoken with in the aftermath, the trip went well and was a positive experience.
"I think it went well," the 6-3, 215-pound linebacker explained. "I enjoyed watching them play. It was good to get to see coach (Mike) Archer again. I talked to all the coaches so that was good too.
"We basically just talked about how workouts are going and stuff like that. It was nothing in particular. I think they're very interested from what they've told me. I think they probably want to look at me more at camp. They want to see me run my forty time as well as I did at the Shrine Bowl combine. I think if I can do that then that's all I'll need to do."
Davis would love it if Tom O'Brien and his staff decided to extend an offer, given his familiarity with the school and his comfort level with Archer and the rest of the coaches.
"I like them a lot especially since they're so close to home," Davis explained. "I've gone to several of their games since I was growing up. I definitely like State a lot. I know some good things about them so they're high on my list."
Davis has also visited North Carolina several times. He has been in contact with Wake Forest, Duke, Maryland, Clemson, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech, too, so the potential for an ACC offer is there.
While he's very familiar with the in-state schools no one is sticking out yet.
"I don't necessarily have any favorites," he said. "I just want to see who wants me to play for them."
While NC State and others appear to be recruiting Davis as a linebacker he told Pack Pride that North Carolina is starting to recruit him as a defensive end.
Last fall at Broughton Davis was responsible for 150 tackles. He earned all-conference honors in the process.
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