NC State was a school Virginia LB Isaiah Davis had a little bit of a history with so when they offered it was a big one.
Sean Davis is a safety at Maryland and his younger brother Isaiah is a St. Stephens/St. Agnes 2015 linebacker. Maryland has offered Davis and the fact that his brother is there could give them an edge.
The older Davis will be a junior this year so by the time his brother gets to college he would have one year of eligibility remaining. That could be something that his younger brother takes into account as well. Isaiah has offers from Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Boston College and now NC State after attending a camp with the Wolfpack.
That camp wasn’t Davis’ first trip to NC State. He had been to Carter-Finley Stadium for one of his brother Sean’s games against the Pack. Because he was there for his brother he didn’t go through the normal routine for an unofficial visitor. He sat in the stands with his family and supported his brother. He was able to take in that atmosphere and see what NC State fans are like.
“I really liked the campus. It’s a nice campus. The fans definitely made it a packed house. The last couple of quarters the game went to one side though.”
Maryland won that game 41-21 and finished the season with a 7-6 record. NC State’s struggles last year have been well documented but Davis has heard enough from the coaches to know they have a plan and are putting the pieces in place to right the ship.
Working with the coaches at camp gave him the opportunity to see how they deal with their players.
“I liked how they ran the camp and the atmosphere they had there. I was at the camp there last year and the camp this year. I think the coaches there are really good.”
He’s happy with how his second camp at NC State went. Though his 4.7/40 time was a little slow compared to some of the other times he’s logged Davis said that can be attributed to three camps in just a week causing some fatigue. Aside from that sluggish 40-yard dash time Davis said the drills, 1 on 1s and everything else were good and helped his case with the coaches. All of that played into the offer.
The coaches said some flattering things after Davis was done camping.
“The head coach is really nice. It seems like he knows his stuff. The linebackers coach was good. I had a chance to work with him. It seems like he could really help me improve my game. They talked about the defense. I can’t remember all of it. It was a little while ago but they definitely went over where they would put me and I liked what I heard.
“I didn’t get a chance to see all the campus but we took a full tour of the athletic facilities and they were really nice.”
Davis’ schedule has been busy this summer. NC State isn’t the only school he has visited. He has also been to Maryland, Boston College, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, South Carolina and Michigan State with most of those schools offering.
“I can’t really say there’s a number one right now. Nobody stands out to me. I’m still talking all of that over. I want take some of my official visits but my coach has recommended that I make a decision before the end of the summer. I’ll probably end up taking some unofficial visits.”