Davis Goes In-Depth On Official Visit

North Carolina pledge Kedrick Davis has visited Chapel Hill countless times. Yet during this past weekend's official visit, he received a more thorough look at the school and football program.

"This visit, they basically broke down the aspect of academics – what's really expected," Davis said. "We went more into details on how I would be used as a playmaker and would I have to red-shirt or not… Right now, I don't think I'm going to be red-shirted because they want to put me on special teams, because they feel like it would be a real threat with me and T.J. Thorpe returning."

After not playing his sophomore season, Davis averaged 55.4 yards on five punt returns and 32.3 yards on 12 kickoff returns as a junior for Charlotte (N.C.) Berry. Although opponents are more aware of his speed – he's the reigning NCHSAA 2A State Champion in the 100-meter dash (10.47 seconds) – the 5-foot-9, 157-pounder recently returned a punt 78 yards for a touchdown this season.

Davis' primary projected position at UNC is slot receiver.

"They showed me clips of Brandon Tate [over the weekend]," Davis said. "I'm just excited. I know I have a lot of work to do obviously when this football season is over."

After helping Berry smash Charlotte (N.C.) Harding in its regular season finale on Friday night, Davis and his parents arrived in Chapel Hill early Saturday morning.

"I ate a lot," Davis said. "And I got to hang out with the coaching staff and players a lot."

Freshman linebacker Norkeithus Otis served as Davis' player host for the weekend.

"It was fun," Davis said. "[Otis] is a real good guy. He has a pretty interesting life story.

"He basically told me that I'll love [UNC] as long as I keep my academics together, because that's what most people have a tough time with."

Throughout the visit, Davis helped UNC with its recruiting efforts of several non-committed official visitors.

"I was really working on Greg Garmon," Davis said. "Right now, he's just at the stage of he wants to know if the coaches are going to stay. But [UNC] is his No. 1 option right now."

Back at home, Davis is unsure what will come of his recruitment of teammate Nick Dawson, who is basically down to Clemson, Louisville, and UNC.

"Nick, he's just… I don't know what to say," Davis said. "Nobody really knows what's going on in his mind – he's all over the place. One minute it's North Carolina. One minute it's Louisville. One minute it's Clemson. I really don't know. I'm going to let him do his own thing. We should know in a few weeks, though."

Before ending his official visit on Sunday morning, Davis met separately with Everett Withers and Charlie Williams, UNC's wide receivers coach.

"Withers just talked to my parents and just gave us a presentation about how he is," Davis said. "Coach Williams went more in-depth about how he goes about making sure players go to class. He showed me some clips and then he talked to me about how I wouldn't be red-shirting."

Previously, Davis has attended several football games at UNC, including three this season. He's never been more impressed, though, than with Saturday's game in which the Tar Heels hammered Wake Forest, 49-24.

"I was really excited about the way we played since we had come off of two weeks with no wins," Davis said.

Davis was considering visiting other schools, namely Kentucky, but he has since canned those plans.

"I'm settled down now," Davis said. "I'm not taking any more visits [to other schools]. I'm 100-percent to North Carolina. I have gotten so comfortable and accustomed to everything at North Carolina. The academic part is great."

Kedrick Davis Profile

Inside Carolina Top Stories