New Route for Davis

Signee Vincent "Ray Ray" Davis will not be able to enroll at North Carolina for the 2009 season as a result of his academic situation.

"[The UNC coaches] said I have to go to junior college in Kansas because of my grades," said Davis, who will attend Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College.

Davis, a 5-foot-11, 200-pound wide receiver from Monroe (N.C.) Sun Valley High, hasn't visited Hutchinson yet, and won't until he enrolls. However, he has had a couple conversations with Corey Robinson, Hutchinson's quarterbacks and wide receivers coach.

"[Robinson] just said whenever he comes to Charlotte, he's going to come to my school and have a talk with me," Davis said.

Davis will leave for Hutchinson on June 13 to take summer semester classes. He will return home for a couple weeks before heading back to Hutchinson on August 4, where he will enroll in the fall semester and join the football team.

"I think it will be good for me," Davis said. "I can get away, pick up my grades some more, and work on my knee."

UNC assistant coach Sam Pittman worked to place Davis at Hutchinson.

Davis, who last spoke to the UNC coaches at the spring game in late March, was told that the plan is for him to enroll at UNC in time for the 2010 season.

Ever year Davis spends at Hutchinson, he will lose a year of college eligibility.

Four games into his senior football season, Davis tore the ACL in his left knee. He missed the remainder of that season and has been rehabbing the knee ever since.

"It's going along pretty well," Davis said of his rehab efforts.

Davis, who has been running for a while now, is working on lateral drills now. He hopes the knee will be 100-percent before he graduates in June.

"[The doctors] said I'm doing well in the lateral drills and they said just keep up the hard work and I should be there," Davis said.

Before the injury, Davis had five touchdown catches in less than four games this season. He recorded 49 receptions for 663 yards and ten touchdowns as a junior, while earning all-state honors as a sophomore for catching 83 passes for 1,212 yards and 14 touchdowns.

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