'It's All About The Deep Ball'

Pack Pride talks with wide receiver Darrell Davis about his decision to attend NC State.

NC State landed a huge wide receiver commitment, literally, on Sunday night. Darrell Davis from Pasco High School in Dade City, Florida received an in-home visit from Wolfpack WR coach Dwayne Dixon and let him know his commitment to NC State was solid. The 6-5, 200 pound receiver with 4.6-second speed in the 40-yard dash became the Pack's 12th commitment for the class of 2006.

"Yes, I committed to NC State," said Davis. "I made my official visit to State a couple weeks ago, and I just liked the feeling I got while I was up there. In talking with coach Trestman and coach Dixon, we went over everything.

"The thing for me is it's all about the deep ball baby. I'm 6-5, 200, and I can go up over DB's. I'm going to come in and work hard, get stronger and get faster and I'll only get better."

It would also appear that NC State offensive coordinator Marc Trestman has become a force with the Wolfpack's recruiting. He played a major role in landing Davis.

"The thing that sold me on State was my meeting with coach Trestman," said Davis. "He answered a lot of the questions I was afraid to ask. I know he's got a lot of coaching credibility by coaching guys like Jerry Rice. I know once he gets all the pieces in place he's going to throw it all over the field. He's already got two great running backs and now, he just needs to get the receivers."

Despite his commitment to NC State, Davis said he still plans to take a couple of additional official visits.

"Well, NC State was my only official visit so I really want to take a couple of other visits," he said. "I'm going to Central Florida next weekend and South Florida on Jan 20th."

Davis had secured nearly twenty offers prior to choosing NC State. The Wolfpack, South Florida, Central Florida, Louisville, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, and Nebraska were some of the schools who had offered the Pasco High standout.

A first-team all-county and all-conference selection, Davis totaled 45 catches for 945 yards and eight touchdowns during his senior season. He also tallied 54 tackles and six interceptions on defense.

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