Davis Checks Out UNC

Shedrick Davis officially visited North Carolina over the weekend with two objectives: discover the status of a possible scholarship and determine his comfort level with the program. The 6-foot-2, 225-pounder accomplished both.

"Right now, they're just waiting for my grades to get right – that's what they're looking at right now," Davis said. "I'm going to keep them informed with my grades.

"They told me about the [limited] scholarship situation, too. There are more offers out than scholarships [available], right now."

Davis, who failed to qualify out of Baton Rouge (La.) Central High School, is currently prepping at Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy. At the earliest, he won't be qualified until the middle of the spring semester – several weeks after National Signing Day.

"I'm trying to get a better test score," Davis said. "I already have a good test score, but I'm trying to get a better one. I'm working on my GPA, also."

Davis says he felt "at home" while at UNC.

"I loved the campus," Davis said. "I felt perfect [on campus]... It felt right."

If UNC does eventually offer him, Davis, who says the Tar Heels are his favorite especially after visiting, will immediately accept.

"North Carolina is a real good school," Davis said. "The people there are nice. It's a beautiful campus. [The campus] is not too big and not too small."

Junior linebacker Zach Brown was Davis' player host for the weekend. Like Davis, Brown had to spend a year at Hargrave to become qualified after failing to do so out of high school.

"We had a bond," Davis said. "We clicked right when we met each other, because he knows what I'm doing and we both know what it takes to get out of [Hargrave].

"He's a cool person to talk to. He took me around [and] showed me a good time. He was showing me how they do it. He was showing me the stadium and everything."

During the visit, Davis had several conversations with UNC running back coach Kenny Browning, including an update on how UNC projects to use him.

"Now, I'm getting recruited as an H-back/fullback," Davis said. "They don't really want me on defense – they want me to stay on the offensive side of the ball. I'll start out at H-back and if that doesn't work they'd try me at fullback.

"[Browning likes] my size and the way I can move and my speed."

Davis was a two-time all-state selection at wide receiver for Central. He began this past season at slot receiver for Hargrave, but was eventually moved to tailback followed by fullback to compensate for injury.

"I won't mind [playing fullback or H-back in college], because I could gain weigh real easy," Davis said. "I'd like it if I had a whole season to focus on [those positions]."

Davis also met with Butch Davis during his stay.

"We talked about how football is [at UNC] and what it's like at North Carolina," Davis said. "He told me about how hard they work."

Davis' Hargrave teammate Derrick Milton was supposed to officially visit UNC with him. However, that didn't happen.

"[Derrick] couldn't make it," Davis said. "It was something personal – he didn't tell me [details]."

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