UNC First to Offer Davis

During a meeting with North Carolina offensive coordinator John Shoop, Drew Davis received his first scholarship offer.

"I met with Shoop and we talked about what it's like playing quarterback at UNC and what it entails," Davis said. "And we went over some stuff in the offense."

Davis, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound quarterback from Chapel Hill (N.C.) East, is the son of UNC head coach Butch Davis.

The first scholarship offer, especially for a quarterback, is usually the hardest to obtain.

"It felt good [to get that first offer]," Davis said. "But I'm striving to do a lot of things this year, so I don't think about it much and continue to work hard."

UNC isn't the only school Davis is hearing from. Just about every school in the ACC, plus East Carolina, Rutgers, and TCU, are recruiting him.

"I've built a good relationship with the Clemson coach – he's coming down to see me in early May," Davis said. "Wake Forest has come to watch me throw and an NC State coach came to East and talked to me."

Back in March, Davis made a recruiting visit to Wake Forest. He plans to make several more before the end of the summer.

"My school is going to about five D1 schools for 7-on-7 tournaments this summer, so I will be able to visit other places then," Davis said. "And I was supposed to go down to Clemson but I had a conflicting schedule issue, so it didn't work out at that point in time."

While he doesn't claim any favorite schools, Davis downplays the significance of playing for his father's team.

"I don't think it's as big of a deal as it could seem," said Davis. "I would be treated like everyone else. I think it'd be cool to play for him and a great opportunity to play for Coach Shoop."

Davis was adamant, though, that he's not a lock to UNC.

"I'm completely wide open to everyone," Davis said. "I will make a decision that best fits me. Just because my dad is the head coach at UNC doesn't by any means mean that I'm a lock to go there. I am treating every school that I'm talking to equally."

Davis said he's not finding it difficult convincing recruiters from other schools of his feelings.

"When I tell them I'm completely open, I'm telling them nothing but the truth," Davis said.

Davis doesn't have a timetable for a verbal commitment.

"I'm in no rush as of now," Davis said. "I will take it as it comes and make a decision that best fits me."

Last Friday, Davis competed in the Elite 11 Camp held at Penn State.

"It was really good," Davis said. "It was fun to compete with the other kids and go against some of the best in the country.

"I learned some drills and things. It was more for competition purposes. But Dan Hawkins was there and he's a good quarterback coach."

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