2012 Intro: Nick Davidson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Inside Carolina profiles junior Nick Davidson, a 6-foot-6, 280-pound offensive lineman from Ardrey Kell High School.

Scouting Report

"Nick is a coach's son, so he understands the whole aspect of being a football player – how important it is to watch film, how important it is to prepare, how important it is to be motivated," Ardrey Kell head football coach Adam Hastings said. "He doesn't only have the physical part, but he bends really well. He has good feet. His cerebral part of the game as far as understanding technique and being able to work it is great.

"He just does a really good job at everything. I can't just say he's a road grader. He's a dynamic player that is pretty well-rounded."

Prep Career

Following his junior season, Davidson was named to the All-Mecklenburg County team. On the season, he graded out at 72-percent, collected 49 knockdowns, and didn't allow a sack.


Seven schools have verbally offered Davidson a scholarship – Duke, Clemson, Maryland, NC State, South Carolina, Stanford, and Virginia Tech. Additionally, schools like Alabama, Notre Dame, and North Carolina have expressed interest.

"I'm trying to decide as quickly as I possibly can," Davidson said. "Whenever I think that I can make the decision, I will.

"Right now, I can pretty much limit it to Stanford, Virginia Tech, NC State, South Carolina, and Clemson. All of those schools interest me academically, because I want to go to school for engineering. Also, I like the way I think I'm going to fit into the team."

Davidson has visited in some capacity just about all of his favorite schools, plus Ohio State.

Extra Notes

Davidson's father, Jeff, was recently hired to as the offensive line coach of the Minnesota Vikings. Prior to that position, he spent three seasons as the Carolina Panthers' offensive coordinator. With the new job, there's a chance Nick could transfer to a school in Minnesota prior to this senior season… Davidson's father and grandfather, both offensive linemen, served as captains during their respective collegiate careers at Ohio State… Davidson's father had a four-year career in the NFL that included stints with the Denver Broncos and New Orleans Saints… Davidson also plays forward on Ardrey Kell's basketball team… Davidson maintains a 4.5 weighted grade-point average.

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