Davis Leading Manteo to Undefeated Season

Manteo (N.C.) is not only undefeated with a 5-0 record, the Redskins are demolishing the competition beating them by an average score of 45.4-to-1.8. A major reason for such success is North Carolina verbal commit Emanuel Davis.

"On defense I play outside linebacker, cornerback, and safety," said Davis. "On offense I play quarterback and running back.

"I think I'm doing pretty good. There's always stuff I can work on, but being this early in the season I feel I'm right where I need to be. I got to work on strength a little bit more."

Davis' expectations for the remainder of the season include topping off the year with an early trip to Chapel Hill.

"Hopefully we can win our conference, get a high seed in playoffs, and eventually make it to the state championship game and play it in Chapel Hill," said Davis.

Although Davis plays numerous positions for Manteo, the Tar Heels coaching staff recruited the 5-foot-11, 190-pounder to play in the secondary.

"[Recruiting] going real well," said Davis. "I talk to the coaches on a regular basis – I call them, they call me. I'm really happy that I committed and everything is out of the way."

One of the major topics of discussion is the rough start to the Tar Heels' 2006 season.

"Like I talked to the coaches – I was talking to Coach [Danny] Pearman the other day – I just told them I'm still sticking with them," said Davis. "I told him no matter the outcome I'm still committed to UNC. It will turn around."

The topic of scheduling an official visit hasn't come up yet, but Davis is looking forward to taking one with UNC and possibly East Carolina, the other school to extend a scholarship offer.

"I'll probably take [an official visit] to ECU," said Davis. "I might. I don't know. It all depends. I don't feel I need to take any other visits – I know where I want to go. But, if [ECU] were to offer [me to take an official], I'd go."

Davis has yet to witness a game in Kenan Stadium, but is planning on being in attendance for North Carolina's bout with South Florida.


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