Davis Picks UNC

Emanuel Davis has decided to become a Tar Heel. The 5-11, 190-pound defensive back from Manteo (N.C.) High informed the UNC coaching staff on Monday. "I committed today to UNC," Davis told Inside Carolina.

For the third straight day, North Carolina has made an addition to their recruiting class. Emanuel Davis verbally committed to the Tar Heels on Monday.

"I got the two offers that I wanted – East Carolina and UNC," said Davis. "I committed today to UNC to go ahead and get everything out of the way and go into my senior season with nothing to worry about."

Davis, a 5-foot-11 190-pound safety prospect from Manteo (N.C.), earned his North Carolina scholarship offer with his performance during the Tar Heels' June individual rising senior camp.

"It's a great school, I liked what I saw when I was up there," said Davis. "I like the coaches and I wanted to play in the ACC – great competition. I just love being around competition so I figured that was the route to go."

North Carolina has commitments from other safety prospects as well, but Davis said the potential competition at his position intrigued him.

"That was mainly what I was trying to see, like what other people in my position are going to the school," he said. "And knowing what I had to do to get playing time and what my teammates are like. The people that they [have verbals from] I liked what I saw so I want to be a part of that."

However, the coaching staff hasn't gone into detail regarding his position with Davis.

"They haven't really," said Davis. "They just want me to continue to work hard and when I get to college continue to work hard and fight for my position."

Although his commitment is firm, Davis could be seen on other campuses this fall.

"I'll probably see other places just to get around, but I know that's where I want to go – UNC," said Davis.

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NOTES: As a junior, Davis garnered Albemarle Conference Player of the Year honors in football and basketball, as he led Manteo to the regional finals in both sports. He is also a track standout.

Last season at Manteo (N.C.) High School, Davis played tailback, quarterback, outside linebacker, and safety. He rushed for over 1,200 yards playing quarterback for the Redskins. An all-state selection as an athlete, Davis projects as a defensive back on the next level. His vitals would make one think cornerback, but he's also a candidate for playing safety because of his athletic ability and toughness. In last year's playoff loss to Northampton-West, Davis suffered a broken nose but bandaged up the injury and returned to finish the game.

COACH QUOTE: "No fear. He has none. He's probably one of the two or three kids I've coached in 29 years that's had zero fear. He enjoys contact. He's very physical and has tremendous athletic ability. I think his versatility is his greatest asset." -- Manteo head coach Walt Davis

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