Davidson Makes Back-to-Back UNC Visits

The past two Saturdays, Vincent Davidson visited North Carolina.

"I'm pretty interested, so I'm really trying to check things out," Davidson said. "Each time I visit, I'm getting more into detail [about] the school and the majors it has to offer, and how they picture me in their offense if I eventually go there."

Davidson had previously visited UNC for the football game against East Carolina. However, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound athlete from Statesville (N.C.) West Iredell received a limited opportunity to speak to the coaches during that visit.

"[The past couple of visits], I actually got to sit down and talk to the coaches and find out what they want from me and what their projecting me to be when I got to the next level," Davidson said. "Actually, Coach ‘Mo' [Allen Mogridge] is recruiting me for tight end. We actually went in and watched film on his tight ends and I learned a couple things, as far as breaking down on the top of my routes and coming back to the ball and being strong. It was just a learning experience for me – trying to become a better player."

Throughout his prep career at West Iredell, Davidson has primarily played wide receiver.

"I kind of expected [to be recruited for tight end], because I'm not your typical wide receiver," Davidson said. "… I'm pretty big for a wide receiver. I'm thinking that they're thinking I could potentially grow into a tight end. They haven't completely ruled out receiver, though, either."

During their conversations, Mogridge touched briefly on the status of a UNC scholarship offer for Davidson and invited him to camp this summer, which he plans to do.

"Right now, [Mogridge] is just giving me advice on becoming a better player," Davidson said. "Basically, he's saying let the offer come – don't worry about the offer. Just continue to get better every day."

Working against Davidson is the limited amount of junior film he possesses. He suffered a high ankle sprain in West Iredell's season opener, which limited him to just four full games of action – none 100-percent healthy.

"I was 85-percent when I came back [from injury]," Davidson said. "I was about 90-percent the last playoff game and that was my best game of the year and I scored a touchdown."

Illinois, though, has verbally offered Davidson a scholarship and Clemson is close to following suit.

"Right now, the school I'm hearing from the most is actually Clemson," Davidson said. "They're very interested and the coach said I could probably expect an offer from them real soon."

Clemson is recruiting Davidson as a defensive back, a position he played some as a sophomore.

Besides the three aforementioned schools, Davidson is hearing from Auburn, Duke, Kentucky, NC State, Notre Dame, Purdue, and Wake Forest.

The weekend of April 16, Davidson is working on traveling to Kentucky.

"I also want to make sure I get down to Auburn," Davidson said. "I want to visit Clemson more since they're highly interested. And I want to get down to Illinois."

Before heading to UNC a couple of Saturdays ago, Davidson stopped by Duke and thus missed the Tar Heels' practice. Last Saturday, though, he caught UNC's practice.

"[Practice] was very intense," Davidson said. "It motivated me while I was watching. I got chills a couple of times as they were scrimmaging. I'm really excited about Carolina – I really am. As they were practicing, I was picturing myself in uniform."

With so much uncertainty with his recruitment, Davidson says he doesn't have any favorite schools.

Davidson's former teammate and close friend, P.J. Clyburn, is a red-shirt freshman at UNC.

"I try to talk to P.J. at least once a week," Davidson said. "During spring break, we got to hang out a lot and talk about the recruiting process and we worked out together. Of course he wants me to be a Tar Heel."

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