Cleawater (Fla) Countryside High School head coach John Davis knows a little bit about football. He's been one of central Florida's most successful prep coaches and boasts a son, Jay Davis, that currently starts for NC State. Davis seems to produce at least one or two division players every year and 2005 will be no different. One player of particular interest to Wolfpack fans is OL Seaver Brown. Davis gave us the latest on his talented tackle's recruiting.
"Seaver is 6-4, 295 pounds," said Davis. "He's got great feet and I think the upside on him is big right now. He's got probably 20 division one offers and he did some unofficial visits over the summer. One of those was at NC State and he really, really liked it.
"He plays left offensive tackle. Some guys think he's a guard/center and some think he's a tackle. It just depends on who's looking at him."
Davis knows that Brown is just scratching the surface of his potential and is now trying to cultivate that mean streak needed to succeed at the next level.
"This will be his third year as a starter for us," said Davis. "He transferred in as a sophomore and started right away for us. The big improvement I've seen is he's always been the biggest kid and when you've got a kid that big he's always been taught to play nice. But when he starts playing football, you've got to get that out of him. I'm really starting to see the nasty side coming out of him and he's really starting to enjoy mashing people. I think some people are really going to come on him when they see his film this year."
The Pack got in early with Brown and it appears that interest, along with an unofficial visit to Raleigh for Brown over the summer have helped land the Pack as a serious team of contention.
"Coach Stroud has called about him several times, and Dwayne Dixon recruits our area," Davis said. "They're on him and I think NC State is certainly a possibility for him.
"None of the Florida schools have offered him yet. They've all requested film. Out of the three I think Miami likes him the best.
"He went up to North Carolina over the summer and visited Wake Forest, NC State, UNC and Duke all in one weekend. He came away really liking them all, but I felt like NC State was the front runner. I don't think he's visited South Carolina, but they're high on his list right now. I think NC State and South Carolina are the leading candidates."