Speedster Receives UNC Offer

GREENSBORO, N.C. --- Kedrick Davis' last couple of days couldn't have gone better. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound athlete from Charlotte (N.C.) Berry Academy broke the NCHSAA 2A record in the 100-meter dash on Saturday and received his fifth verbal scholarship offer on Friday.

"I'm just real blessed to be in this position being how this was really my first year of playing varsity," Davis said. "I'm just enjoying the ride."

During the NCHSAA State 2A Track and Field Championships on Saturday, Davis clocked a 10.47-second time in the 100-meter dash, breaking UNC signee Romar Morris' record of 10.54 seconds. He was also part of Berry's 4x200 relay time that finished first and placed third in the 200-meter dash with a 21.56-second run.

On Friday, North Carolina offered Davis a scholarship during a conversation with area recruiter Everett Withers.

"Coach Withers called me Friday and said the coaches had been eyeing me for a while," Davis said. "He thought I would get the offer, but there were a couple steps I had to go through, because I had made some bad decisions that didn't allow me to play my tenth grade year. So we got those things situated."

Davis says the "bad decisions" are not academic related.

UNC joins Ball State, Duke, Kentucky, and Western Michigan on Davis' scholarship offer list.

Although he primarily played wide receiver for Berry last season, Davis is being recruited for several different positions.

"Some schools are saying wide receiver, some have me as a special teams threat, and East Carolina wants me to play defensive back," Davis said. "I kind of want to stay on the offensive side of the ball."

As a junior, Davis had 38 receptions for 780 yards (20.53-yard average) and 10 touchdowns, and 16 rushes for 106 yards (6.63-yard average) and a score. He returned punts (55.4-yard average on five returns) and kickoffs (32.33-yard average on 12 returns).

The only school Davis has been able to visit is Duke. However, he has trips scheduled to UNC on June 10 and Kentucky on June 17. He also plans to return to Duke for his fifth visit to the school on June 11.

Despite his lack of recruiting trips, Davis has developed a soft leader.

"I really don't know, but I like Kentucky a lot," Davis said. "I love the SEC. To me, [the SEC] like the baby NFL – a lot of big guys with speed."

Regardless, Davis hasn't ruled out the ACC or UNC.

"I like North Carolina being how they're close to home and they play in the ACC," Davis said. "My teammate, Germone Hopper, he's [committed] to play in the ACC, so that would be something. It would be fun to play against each other."

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