Davis: 'I Could See Myself Being a Tar Heel'

Bruce Davis' official visit to North Carolina went a lot better than he had anticipated.

"It went good, I enjoyed myself down there," said Davis. "The weather was good and they showed that they really cared about their players.

"The campus was beautiful, it's a lot different then up here in Cleveland. I could really see myself living down there for the next four years or even after college, because it's a beautiful place.

"I really enjoyed myself a whole lot and I could see myself being a Tar Heel. I won't say they're my top choice, but they're on the top of my list. I really enjoyed myself."

Davis, a 5-foot-11 230-pound linebacker from Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville, now awaits the verdict on a UNC scholarship offer.

"They said they're going to let me know about the offer this week," said Davis. "They're saying [the odds] look real good. They said they know I can play, [because] you just don't win the Player of the Year in Ohio for nothing. So there's a good chance.

"They have to do some more evaluating, but they really liked me. They're coming up to Cleveland, I think Wednesday or Thursday."

Davis might actually find out the fate of the offer much sooner.

"I got to talk back to the coach, because I think some new things [have occurred]," said Davis. "Coach Thigpen has called me and left a message on the answering machine, but I didn't really get to hear it because it sounded like he was in the car or something."

If presented with an offer, North Carolina might be adding a new name to their 2007 verbal commitment list.

"If they do offer there could be a good chance that I could commit," said Davis. "I just have to talk to my family. I really can't say yes right now, because they haven't offered."

During his Chapel Hill stay, Davis was hosted by fellow Buckeye State native Richard Quinn.

"He was a cool dude," said Davis. "We could really relate. He can tell me about the adjustment [from Ohio to North Carolina].

"We went out to Franklin Street, had fun down there. It was great food, too – I'm not going to lie. And everybody was real friendly."

Davis also spent a lot of time with primary recruiter Tommy Thigpen and head coach Butch Davis.

"Coach Thigpen liked that I was really intelligent when it came to football," said Davis. "And Coach Davis said he liked my character. We had a one-on-one talk at the end before I got on my flight. I felt like me and him really touched base real well together."

Davis, who has already officially visited Ball State, will take an official visit to Iowa this weekend. Although plenty of MAC schools have inquired about visiting, Davis might not schedule any additional trips.

"I have to really think [about the last two visits], because I'm really feeling North Carolina, Ball State, and Iowa," said Davis. "I haven't really considered my [last] two. I want to see how things go with North Carolina."

Ball State – as well as other MAC schools – has offered a scholarship, but Iowa has not. If the Tar Heels offer this week, Davis said he will still take his official visit to Iowa.

On his way to being named the AP All-Ohio Division I Co-Defensive Player of the Year award, Davis collected 117 tackles (56 solo) including nine for a loss, four sacks, two interceptions, three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. He also helped Glenville to a 9-2 record.

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