Prep Athlete to Visit UNC

Derrick Milton isn't the only prospect Ken Browning discovered while visiting Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy this fall. Shedrick Davis, 6-foot-2, 225-pounder, also caught his attention.

"It all started at practice," Davis said. "… I was working at tailback and Coach Browning was there looking at O-linemen. He said he saw a big running back – that's when he fell in love with me… And then he saw my highlight tape when I was at slot receiver in high school and he liked what he saw."

From that, Browning invited Davis to several games during the football season, which he couldn't make. Thus, they settled on scheduling an official visit to UNC for this coming weekend.

"[Milton and I] were talking to [Browning] and we said ‘Both of us want to visit at the same time,'" Davis said. "So we set it up for this weekend. It worked out for everyone."

The trip will be Davis' first, and currently only, scheduled official visit.

"I'm trying to see if I feel comfortable there, because when I went to a LSU game and a junior day at LSU, I didn't really like it too much – I didn't feel comfortable there," Davis said. "I'm hoping to feel comfortable there [at UNC] when I step on the campus. I want to be treated like I'm back at home.

"I'm also hoping to learn about their offense a little bit and how they use the H-back."

During the official visit, Davis will discover the status of a possible UNC scholarship offer.

"[Browning] said I'll have to wait until I meet the head coach, Coach [Butch] Davis," Davis said. "He said all of the coaches watched my highlight tape and they all fell in love with it."

If during the official visit UNC offers Davis and he feels comfortable, he says there's a pretty good chance he'll verbally commit on the spot.

Bowling Green is the only other Division I-A school that has expressed interest in Davis.

According to Davis, UNC is recruiting him as an H-back and outside linebacker.

"They've seen that I have a little bit of speed and I played wide receiver at my high school," Davis said.

Davis began this season playing slot receiver for Hargrave, but was eventually moved to tailback followed by fullback to compensate for injury. Due to the position changes, Davis put together a mediocre post graduate season and only had one touchdown.

"They moved me from my regular position, so I didn't really get much playing time," Davis said.

Davis played wide receiver at Baton Rouge (La.) Central High School where he was a two-time all-state selection.

With a less than ideal academic situation, Davis decided to prep at Hargrave after graduating from Central.

"I should be qualified, hopefully, in the next month or the month after that," Davis said.

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