Davis Recaps Pack Visit

Gaithersburg (MD) Quince Orchard standout Elliott Davis was one of four uncommitted prospects on NC State's campus this weekend for an official visit. He left extremely impressed with the Wolfpack.

Gaithersburg (MD) Quince Orchard standout Elliott Davis was one of four uncommitted prospects on NC State's campus this weekend for an official visit. He left extremely impressed with the Wolfpack.

"The visit went very well," said Davis. "I enjoyed my stay in Raleigh. I liked the people a lot, and the coaching staff was great. Overall it was a really good visit.

"I'd say the best part was the vibe that I got from their PACK14 recruiting class. Those guys... it's not just about being committed to NC State but being committed to a goal of turning around the program. They are all committed to winning a championship before they leave. It was great being there with all of the commitments."

Davis, who checks in at 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds, plays a variety of positions for his high school, which leads to most considering him an athlete. However, he said the NC State coaches informed him of where he would play if he signed with the Wolfpack.

"They are recruiting me to play corner," said Davis. "I don't really have a preference. I've played a lot of receiver, corner, and safety for my high school... I don't come off the field.

"It would be exciting to play corner there for coach McNutt, who was a cornerback in college and seems like a great coach. They think I have a lot of potential at that position and they are looking for a tall corner to come in and play for them early."

Prior to leaving Raleigh Davis had a chance to heard coach Doeren's message to all of the recruits.

"Coach Doeren, I like him a lot," Davis said. "He said that he went there to win a title and that's what he was going to do. He said that he's won at all the schools he's been at, and he said that he's excited about the opportunity and NC State. He even told us that when he wins he doesn't plan on leaving."

Wolfpack redshirt freshman defensive back Malcolm Means hosted Davis while he was on his visit.

"He let me know what's up," said Davis. "He told me there is something going on at NC State that I'd definitely want to be a part of. He said he loves the school and what you put in is what you're going to get."

What was the final pitch he received from coach Doeren?

"Coach Doeren said to go there and be a part of something special. He wants guys that are committed to being there because that's what it takes to win. If I'm not 100% in then don't go there, but if I am he thinks I can go in and compete right away."

Davis said that he has nearly 20 offers from various FBS and FCS schools. He plans on taking a few more visits before making a final decision.

"I'm finalizing my visits right now," he added. "I plan on making my decision in January, between early and mid-January. I don't want it to go any further than that."


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