Seton Hall head coach Bobby Gonzalez was a critical factor. He forged a relationship with Davis early in the process and his honesty paid off in the long run.
"It's exciting because he's doing a great job recruiting top players," said Davis. "He was honest with me and that's all I can ask for. He wants me to play good for him and to help him win games. He said he's going to make me better and push me every step of the way."
Seton Hall's close proximity to home also was important. Located in north New Jersey, Davis's family can easily drive to all his home games and watch him play throughout the season.
"My family feels good because I will be close to home," he said. "It's only about an hour and a half away by car."
The most difficult thing Davis had to do today was tell NC State assistant coach Larry Harris. Harris recruited Davis for two years, and NC State was one of the first high-major programs to offer him a scholarship. Harris made him a priority last year and again this spring when he returned to Raleigh, but it was just too late.
"The toughest thing was telling coach Harris," Davis said. "He's just a great guy, and he was the first guy to recruit me. I want to tip my hat to him and say he's a great guy. I've got a lot of love for him."
Will NC State give Davis a full release? The three-star prospect wasn't sure, but he felt in the end that the Wolfpack would release him from his letter of intent.
"Coach Harris said he's going to talk with the athletic director, and he's going to let me know about the release," said Davis. "Truthfully, I think coach Harris will do what's best for me."
Davis also had one final message for Wolfpack fans.
"Please let the North Carolina State fans know that I have nothing but love for them."