Davis Picks Up Wolfpack Offer

Raleigh (NC) Broughton linebacker Drew Davis picked up an offer from NC State last week, but will the Wolfpack be able to flip the Minnesota commitment?

Broughton linebacker Drew Davis thought an offer would come from NC State long ago, and now that offer has finally arrived.

The offer just didn't come as soon as Davis expected it to. He doesn't harbor any bitterness towards the Pack because of the delay, but because it took a while Davis went ahead and committed to Minnesota.

The 6-4, 240-pound linebacker committed to the Golden Gophers and head coach Jerry Kill in June, but now he has a lot to think about.

"The NC State offer came (last) Friday afternoon," Davis told Pack Pride this weekend. "It pretty much came as a surprise. I wasn't really expecting it. I found out from Coach (Mike Archer).

"In the beginning of the process I actually thought they were going to be one of the first schools to offer me. I talked to them a lot in the beginning but after I committed it kind of shut off for a while. Then this happened."

What did Archer say was the reason behind the Wolfpack's late offer?

"Coach said that they had Terrell Manning go into the draft so I think they need somebody to come in early and play," said Davis. "Maybe it is at weakside linebacker, but I think at middle linebacker and he said a lot on blitz packages they could use me.

"Coach Archer has been straightforward with me throughout it all. He has been honest and upfront. I like him a lot."

What is the status of Davis' commitment to Minnesota now that he has the NC State offer?

"As of right now I'm still with Minnesota," he explained. "I know it would be great to be closer to my family but Minnesota has been good to me. As of now I'm still with them. I took my official visit up there a few weeks back and had a lot of fun.

"I haven't had a chance to talk with the coaches from Minnesota yet about the State offer, but I'm sure they will be calling me. If they don't, I'm going to call them. I'm not going to try and lie to them, and i'm still committed to them right now so I don't think they should have too much to worry about."

That said, Davis is certainly leaving the door open. In fact, he's thinking about taking an official visit to NC State before Signing Day.

"I'm thinking about taking a visit to NC State," said Davis. "I'm not too sure. I've got five days to decide... they've talked to me about coming I think this last weekend.

"My brothers are coming back into town and we're going to sit down and talk about it. I think my family wants to give me input but they are going to let it be my own decision. They are hinting at some things, but they want me to decide for myself."

Davis is rated the No. 169 outside linebacker in the country by Scout.com.

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