2012 Intro: Vincent Davidson

STATESVILLE, N.C. --- Inside Carolina profiles junior Vincent Davidson, a 6-foot-2, 179-pound wide receiver from West Iredell High School.

Scouting Report

"He's a big-bodied kid that catches the ball real well," West Iredell head coach Mark Weycker said. "He has that ability to grow into a big wide receiver. He's a kid that can slide inside and block, but still get down field in a hurry."

Prep Career

A high ankle sprain delayed Davidson from playing his junior season until midway through and limited him throughout.

"It was very difficult to deal with," Davidson said. "It seemed to get worse when I rushed to get onto the football field [too early]."

As a sophomore, Davidson had ten receptions for 174 yards and three touchdowns. He had 11 catches for 104 yards and a score as a freshman.


The injury has also slowed Davidson's recruiting stock.

"He doesn't have that highlight reel that typically he would have and would have helped [with recruiting]," Weycker said. "But he was in the fortunate position as a freshman being up on varsity and doing a good job while Quan [Rucker] and P.J. [Clyburn] were coming through."

During his freshman year, Illinois verbally offered Davidson a scholarship. After Signing Day, they reaffirmed to Weycker that their offer to Davidson still was valid.

"They offered him as a freshman while we were doing some skeleton one day," Weycker said.

The early offer has put Illinois in good early position for Davidson.

"Right now, I'm leaning towards Illinois since they are the only one to offer," Davidson said. "But I'm keeping my options open."

Davidson is also receiving interest from Duke, North Carolina, NC State, and Wake Forest.

A lot of schools are asking Davidson to come to camp. He's considering camping at Duke, UNC, NC State, and Wake Forest. He camped at East Carolina and Wake Forest last summer.

During the football season, Davidson attended football games at Duke (versus Alabama) and UNC (versus East Carolina).

This Saturday, Davidson was invited to UNC's and Wake Forest's junior days. He chose to attend Wake Forest's, since the Demon Deacons staff extended the invitation first.

Extra Notes

Rucker, who is a red-shirt freshman at Wake Forest, is Davidson's second cousin. Davidson talks regularly to both Rucker and Clyburn, who is a freshman linebacker at UNC… Davidson played basketball for West Iredell during his freshman and sophomore seasons, but gave up the sport this season to focus on getting healthier and bigger for his senior football season.

Video provided by Jason Pughe of AthleteVault.com.

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