Davis Opens Up Recruitment

After conversing with the North Carolina coaching staff, Javarius Davis has decided to open up his recruitment.

“I want to play running back and they want me as a DB,” Davis said. “I just think running back is the best position for me in college.

“I’m still looking at [UNC] and I still like them. And I’m still going to take an official and after that I know if that’s going to be a fit for me.”

Davis, a 5-foot-10, 168-pounder from Jacksonville (Fla.) Ed White, made an impulsive verbal commitment to UNC during Fedora’s Freak Show. Throughout his recruitment, but especially following his pledge, Davis developed a strong relationship with UNC assistant coach Dan Disch, a Jacksonville native himself who coached 16 years at Ed White.

“It was really hard, because I really love North Carolina and I love Coach Disch,” Davis said. “Coach Disch is like a father that I’ve never had. He’s a good coach, but he also was very honest with me about what was going on.”

Tentatively, Davis is scheduled to officially visit UNC the weekend of Oct. 4. The Tar Heels play Virginia Tech that Saturday.

“I want to spend time with the players and coaches,” Davis said. “I also want to see if maybe it’s the best place for me, even though it’s not the position I want to play.”

Davis doesn’t have any other official visits scheduled, but is working on a January date with Southern Cal. He says Florida, Maryland, Michigan, and Ohio State are also in the mix.

Of the aforementioned schools, only UNC is not recruiting Davis as a running back, he says.

Davis starts at cornerback for White and is part of a RB rotation. After four games, he has three interceptions, eight pass breakups, and 19 tackles. Offensively, he’s scored two touchdowns and rushed for 220 yards. He also scored a TD on a kick return.

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